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#490711 - 05/25/18 08:34 PM Tadpoles
Twar Offline

Registered: 04/09/17
Posts: 18
Loc: NY
Can anyone identify these tad poles? I have hundreds of them in my forage pond.

Green frog?

Screenshot_20180525-203423.png (140 downloads)

#490712 - 05/25/18 09:09 PM Re: Tadpoles [Re: Twar]
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Registered: 11/28/16
Posts: 64
Loc: Texas
Not an expert, but looks like bullfrog to me.
3+ acre pond 32 ft deep within East Texas (Livingston) timber ranch. Filled (to the top of an almost finished dam) by Hurricane Harvey 9/17. Stocked with FHM, CNBG, RES 10/17. Added 35lbs RSC 3/18. 400 N LMB fingerlings 6/18

#490715 - 05/25/18 10:36 PM Re: Tadpoles [Re: Vortex 4]
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Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2321
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Ditto on the bullfrog

#490735 - 05/26/18 10:16 AM Re: Tadpoles [Re: Twar]
SetterGuy Offline

Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 1253
Loc: NE Missouri
I’d say bullfrog, unless you’ve got incredibly small hands. I hope this doesn’t go political. wink
3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

#490743 - 05/26/18 04:11 PM Re: Tadpoles [Re: Twar]
John Fitzgerald Offline

Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 1960
Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
I will say probably bullfrog. If they overwinter in the pond and become frogs the next year, definitely bullfrog. Bullfrog tadpoles will get up to six inches long by the time they start to develop legs.

#490789 - 05/27/18 07:42 PM Re: Tadpoles [Re: Twar]
Twar Offline

Registered: 04/09/17
Posts: 18
Loc: NY
They are relatively large and seemed to be in the pond over winter. They look like the legs are beginning to form. In the picture you can see a slight nub starting to form at the base of the tail.

They are a bit over 3" long.

#492335 - 06/20/18 10:30 PM Re: Tadpoles [Re: Twar]
Twar Offline

Registered: 04/09/17
Posts: 18
Loc: NY
Further research appears to confirm that they are green frog tadpoles. I did have an opportunity to add some bullfrog tadpoles and they are significantly larger. See attached picture for the size difference. Also the spots on them are more defined on the bullfrog.

IMG_20180620_184452.jpg (58 downloads)

#492358 - 06/21/18 08:34 AM Re: Tadpoles [Re: Twar]
Dave Davidson1 Offline

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 13424
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
That is a whopper of a tadpole.
It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

#492397 - 06/21/18 06:50 PM Re: Tadpoles [Re: Twar]
Centrarchid Offline

Registered: 11/26/09
Posts: 146
Loc: .
I do not think it is an American Bullfrog tadpole based on coloration. It also differs from typical Green Frog tadpoles I see routinely in ponds. Others to consider include one of the leopard frogs as well as the Bronze Frog that is a close relative of the Green Frog. Location would be nice to know as other species could be considered, especially southern kin to the American Bullfrog.


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