n African Journal of Herpetology - Description of the tadpole of (Anura: Bufonidae) from the West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania - : short communication

Volume 60, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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The tadpole of (Anura: Bufonidae), endemic to the forests of the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania, is barcoded using 16S rRNA and described from the West Usambara Mountains. It differs from tadpoles of by its body proportions, and by its smaller size, and by its colour pattern. Body proportions were examined across Gosner stages, revealing that most remain relatively constant across development; however, internarial distance / narial diameter fluctuates dramatically and should not be used in the identification of tadpoles.

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