Frogs - Michael Benard

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Adhesive Glands on Hatchling Wood Frog

A ventral view of a hatchling wood frog. The external gills are still visible on either side of the hatchling's head. The two bumps on the tadpole's head (just below the mouth opening) are the adhesive glands. These glands are used by the hatchling to cling to vegetation and other surfaces. The adhesive glands quickly disappear as the tadpole develops.

Wood FrogRanidaeRana sylvaticaRanaLithobates sylvaticusLithobatesEggshatchlingsFrogAnuranHerpetologyAmphibiantadpolelarvaembryo