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 Post subject: Visual Guide to Tadpoles and Morphs of the Eastern U.S.
PostPosted: September 25th, 2016, 5:49 pm 
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This post is meant to serve as a guide that is updated on a recurring basis using user-submitted photos. As most of us have learned, tadpoles are notoriously difficult to identify, especially when they vary greatly in appearance even within a species. Anyone who has turned to the internet for tadpole identification guides have likely found few reliable sources, most of which only contain a couple of photos of tadpoles from a certain species.

My vision for this guide is to use user-submitted photos of verified species of Anuran eggs, tadpoles, and metamorphs in order to help facilitate identification. As such, I need your help to make it worthwhile. Every Anuran species encountered in the United States east of the Mississippi River is included in this guide, to include non-native species (at least those with tadpole forms). I will accept photos encompassing eggs all the way up to froglets and recently metamorphed indivudals. Again, please only contribute photos if you are confident of the species. You can either private message me or post the photos here, and I will add them to the main post. After updates are made, I'll make regular replies to this thread indicating as much, to include species with new photos. All user-submitted photos will be credited to those who took the photo, whether it is their full name or username.

I need your help to make this guide a success! I've been working on it for the past year, and we already have a good number of submissions. Yet, there are still many species that are not represented by photographs in the guide. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! As a living guide, this tadpole identification guide will never be finished, nor will it be successful without input from the community.

- Matt


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Acris crepitans - Northern Cricket Frog and ssp.

*Pictures needed*

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Acris gryllus - Southern Cricket Frog and ssp.

Tadpoles

Image14306576380_f94f49d4dd_b by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

ImageNoah M Southern Cricket Frog 2 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Noah Mueller)

ImageNoah M Southern Cricket Frog 1 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Noah Mueller)

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Anaxyrus americanus - American Toad and ssp.

Tadpoles

ImageDSCN0955 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0962 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0963 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

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Anaxyrus fowleri - Fowler's Toad

*Pictures needed*

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Anaxyrus quercicus - Oak Toad

*Pictures needed*


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Anaxyrus terrestris - Southern Toad

Eggs

ImageIMG_5556-1_zpskcfwr0pd by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

Tadpoles

ImageIMG_6458-2_zpsf2c8por5 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

ImageIMG_7483-2_zpsit7w4l2j by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

Image18698338_1391314264288974_8113340705843577627_n by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Luke Smith)

Metamorphs

ImageIMG_7546-2_zps9fgti6cb by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

ImageIMG_7846-2_zpskhktetzj by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

Recently Morphed

ImageDSCN6960 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN6959 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN6956 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)



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Gastrophryne carolinensis - Eastern Narrowmouth Toad

Eggs

ImageDSCN3602 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

Tadpoles

ImageDSCN8513 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8514 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8516 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

Image15628757122_15e88254b1_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Image15007741723_271dbc649f_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Metamorphs

Image2015090895191918 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

Froglets

Imagefroglet by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)


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Hyla andersonii - Pine Barrens Treefrog

*Pictures needed*


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Hyla avivoca - Bird-voiced Treefrog and ssp.

*Pictures needed*


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Hyla chrysoscelis and Hyla versicolor - Gray Treefrog complex

Tadpoles

Image (Courtesy of cbernz)


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Hyla cinera - Green Treefrog

Tadpoles

Image (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

Image (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

Image15441789988_1389037a8b_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

ImageDSCN9296 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

Metamorphs

Image2015090695113015 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

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Hyla femoralis - Pine Woods Treefrog

Tadpoles

Image15628756902_d97b793ae3_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Image14493221195_bd459984bf_b by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Image8755443514_433ffe3a8d_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Image11783731726_b9931ee273_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Image20150904_215450 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

Image2015090695101505 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

Metamorphs

Image2015090695101313 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

Image20150906_100853 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)


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Hyla gratiosa - Barking Treefrog

Tadpoles

Image14492004422_3440d4e9b2_b by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Image14491932654_9513652950_b by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Image11783734596_284625f9fd_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Image11783217763_79443873d1_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Image15441285759_31f2f7bee6_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

ImageNoah M Barker 3 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

ImageNoah M Barker 2 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr(Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

ImageNoah M Barker 1 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

Image25769180803_c51a6fc2f4_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of NA Cairns)



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Hyla squirella - Squirrel Treefrog

Tadpoles

ImageDSCN8526 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8524 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8508 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8507 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8506 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8503 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8405 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8601 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8604 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageSTF David Gilbert by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

Image15604211966_7f7a52e294_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Image15007741543_6e9ff13b9f_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Metamorphs

ImageDSCN8592 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8591 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8632 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

Froglets

ImageDSCN8624 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8623 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8619 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8616 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8611 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8608 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8607 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)



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Lithobates areolatus - Crawfish Frog

*Pictures needed*


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Lithobates capito - Gopher Frog

Metamorphs

Image8754318233_350f63ce69_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Image8754318389_ae215f08f1_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)



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Lithobates catesbeianus - Bullfrog

Tadpoles

ImageDSCN5699 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN5717 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN4220 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN4221 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN4227 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN4228 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageNoah M Bullfrog by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

ImageIMG_5264-2_zpsw6da0vb6 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

Metamorphs

ImageIMG_9252-2_zpsmaxbkgaj.jpg~original by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)


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Lithobates clamitans - Greenfrog and ssp.

Image25667436243_b5eb4b98f9_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of NA Cairns)

Imageiphone Green Frog 2 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

Imageiphone Green Frog 3 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN3132 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0397 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0396 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

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Lithobates grylio - Pig Frog

Eggs

ImageDSCN7758 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

Tadpoles

Image8735548167_c9262e85a5_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

Image2015090495154047 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

Image20150904_154124 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

Metamorphs

ImageDSCN1562 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

Image20150909_190900 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

Froglets

ImageIMG_2061 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

ImageIMG_2062 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)



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Lithobates heckscheri - River Frog

Tadpoles

Image (Courtesy of cbernz)

Image14528263_1796968963922058_1482710836_n by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (courtesy of Nathan Moores)

Morphs/Recent Morphs

ImageRiver Frog Morph 4 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Bill McGighan)

ImageRiver Frog Morph 3 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Bill McGighan)

ImageRiver Frog Morph 2 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Bill McGighan)

ImageRiver Frog Morph 1 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Bill McGighan)


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Lithobates okaloosae - Florida Bog Frog (rare)

Tapoles

Image15000245_1818485415103746_6580253560492772667_o by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (courtesy of Nick Barys)

Metamorphs

Image14536849_1800106246941663_1424866692_o by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (courtesy of Nick Barys)

Image14536864_1800106150275006_2021019239_o by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (courtesy of Nick Barys)

Image14599915_1800106203608334_2106021730_o by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (courtesy of Nick Barys)



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Lithobates palustris - Pickerel Frog

*Pictures needed*


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Lithobates pipiens - Northern Leopard Frog

*Pictures needed*


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Lithobates septentrionalis - Mink Frog

*Pictures needed*


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Lithobates sphenocephalus - Southern Leopard Frog and ssp.

Tadpoles

Image15628759552_3cac09a300_z-1 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Josh Holbrook)

ImageNoah M Southern Leopard by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

ImageIMG_5274-3_zpsavdr7lzc by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Noah Mueller)

Image26084402491_f533366ddc_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of NA Cairns)

Image25877860430_bf0c7f848d_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of NA Cairns)

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Lithobates sylvaticus - Wood Frog

Eggs

ImageDSCN3126 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN3131 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0200 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0194 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0385 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)
*older eggs covered in algae

ImageDSCN0402 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

Tadpoles - Newly emerged

ImageDSCN0391 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0390 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0404 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr

Tadpoles - Normal growth

Image Courtesy of NACairns

ImageDSCN0689 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0614 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0616 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0621 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0750 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0748 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0743 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0742 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

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Lithobates virgatipes - Carpenter Frog

*Pictures needed*


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Ollotis nebulifer - Gulf Coast Toad

*Pictures needed*


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Osteopilus septentrionalis - Cuban Treefrog

Tadpoles

Image2015090495153340 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

Metamorphs

ImageDSCN8527 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

Froglets

ImageDSCN8656 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8658 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8662 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8641 - CTF by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8639 - CTF by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8638 - CTF by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8633 - CTF by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN8630 - CTF by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

Recently metamorphed

ImageDSCN8493 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)


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Pseudacris brachyphona - Mountain Chorus Frog

Eggs

Image Courtesy of NACairns

Image Courtesy of NACairns




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Pseudacris brimleyi - Brimley's Chorus Frog

*Pictures needed*


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Pseudacris crucifer - Spring Peeper

Tadpoles

Image Courtesy of NA Cairns

Image Courtesy of NA Cairns

Image Courtesy of NA Cairns

Image Courtesy of NA Cairns

ImageSpring Peeper 6 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of NA Cairns)

ImageSpring Peeper 5 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of NA Cairns)

ImageDSCN0774 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0772 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0765 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0763 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

Froglets

Image Courtesy of NA Cairns



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Pseudacris feriarum - Upland Chorus Frog

ImageDSCN9477 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN9478 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN9480 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN2114 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)


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Pseudacris fouquettei - Cajun Chorus Frog
Image26581747921_b6b72a29a4_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of NA Cairns)

Image26554129632_ff7da413bb_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of NA Cairns)

Image26043681593_f8c2046d4d_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of NA Cairns)

Image26043681173_73467ba7b7_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of NA Cairns)


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Pseudacris kalmi - New Jersey Chorus Frog

ImageDSCN9510 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN9511 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN9513 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN9517 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr
(Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

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Pseudacris nigrita - Southern Chorus Frog

*Pictures needed*


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Pseudacris ocularis - Little Grass Frog

*Pictures needed*


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Pseudacris ornata - Ornate Chorus Frog
Image26554129162_8d7df09883_z by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of NA Cairns)


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Rhinella marina - Cane Toad

*Pictures needed*


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Scaphiophus holbrooki - Eastern Spadefoot Toad

Tadpoles

ImageIMG_2064 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

ImageIMG_2063 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)

ImageDSCN9323 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN9324 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN9325 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN9330 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN1176 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)


ImageDSCN0775 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0777 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

ImageDSCN0778 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of Matt Ratcliffe)

Toadlets

Image20150905_173035 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr (Courtesy of David Gilbert)


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 Post subject: Re: Visual Guide to Tadpoles and Morphs of the Eastern U.S.
PostPosted: March 19th, 2017, 6:28 am 
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Updated with some photos of Green Frog tadpoles, Wood Frog tadpoles (newly emerged), and Wood Frog eggs. Should have some better photos of Wood Frog tadpoles in the coming weeks as they just started emerging and need some time to grow.

Don't forget to message me if you have any photos to contribute!


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PostPosted: May 13th, 2017, 4:40 am 
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Updated with tadpole photos for Lithobates sylvaticus, Psuedacris crucifer, and Scaphiophus holbrookii.


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PostPosted: June 4th, 2017, 5:06 am 
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Since this has been moved, and given the amount of work Matt put into creating this, I would hate to see this get buried. I wonder if a moderator would be willing to create a separate forum for things that previously had been stickied. Things like this and maybe the bio pages? I think this thread is clearly a much different animal than just a field report.


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PostPosted: June 4th, 2017, 9:33 am 
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Noah M wrote:
Since this has been moved, and given the amount of work Matt put into creating this, I would hate to see this get buried. I wonder if a moderator would be willing to create a separate forum for things that previously had been stickied. Things like this and maybe the bio pages? I think this thread is clearly a much different animal than just a field report.


Thanks Noah. I just had a brief moment of panic after considering what may have happened to this thread after the merge. Thankfully you bumped it right to the top!

If the mods won't sticky it, I may consider migrating everything to a website. I just need to figure out a way forward with that and what the best format might be.


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PostPosted: June 4th, 2017, 9:56 am 
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I’ve been one of Matt's strongest moral supporters of this ambitious task, and hope some from other geographical areas will contribute material.


Without subchapters, a general sub forum would be constructive, where folks can feel comfortable asking basic questions on "how to", Is this a *****?, can you ID this herp and why did you ID it as such?, etc. (e.g. how?, what?, when?, where in habitat?, Why?) This may also be a good place for a guide like Matt's to some of the tougher ID areas.


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PostPosted: June 6th, 2017, 4:21 pm 
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Can Scott or a mod please PM me regarding the future of this thread? Thank you.


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PostPosted: June 17th, 2017, 3:31 am 
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I'm just bumping this up.

I emailed this to a friend who does some basic webdesign. I think it wouldn't be hard to make into a website.

Just an idea - I wonder if it could be housed here: https://ashtonbiodiversity.com/


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