Tadpoles and Water Lily, Watercolor Painting
About the illustration:
Illustrates the growth from a tadpole to a frog. Also see illustration of frog egg cell division.
Click to view preliminary sketch
Commissioned by: Wisconsin Sea Grant,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
See image at client's web site:
About Frog Metamorphosis:
Metamorphosis in frogs can take from a couple of weeks to a couple of years, depending on the species. The stages progress from larva to polliwog to frog. During this process, gills disappear, lungs appear, the tail disappears, and legs develop.
More information about the frog life cycle and metamorphosis:
Interesting information about tadpoles: http://latham.dropbear.id.au/frogs/frog11.htm
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