Development of mouthparts in the tadpoles ofRana tigrina Daud
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.Get Access
The morphology of the mouthparts ofRana tigrina tadpoles is studied. The development starts after hatching with distinct mouth opening and is followed by paired beaks and labial fringes. The horny teeth then start differentiating in both the labial fringes and by addition of successive rows of teeth the full complement of larval dentition is developed. The mouthparts persist upto stage 50 and by stage 51 both the beaks and teeth are shed and the labial fringes are considerably resorbed.
This paper was presented in the 4th All India Congress of Zoology held at Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, October, 1978.
Agarwal S K and Niazi I A 1977 Normal table of developmental stages of the Indian bull frog,R. tigrina Daud.;Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. India B47 79–92
Annandale N 1917 Zoological results of tour in the far east. Batrachia;Mem. As. Soc. Bengal 6 122–155
Daniel J C 1975 Field guide to the amphibians of western India;J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 72 506–522
Dutta S K and Mohanty-Hejmadi P 1976 Breeding and life history of the Indian bull frog,Rana tigrina (Daudin);Prakruti-Utkal Univ. J. Sci. 13 51–59
Khan M S 1965 A normal table ofBufo melanostictus Schneider;Biologica 11 1–39
Kirtisinghe P 1957 The amphibia of Ceylon; Colombo 2 Charles Circus.
McCann C 1932 Notes on Indian batrachians;J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 32 152–180
Noble G K 1954The Biology of the amphibia (New York: McGraw-Hill)
Sedra S N and Michael M I 1961 Normal table of Egyptian toad,Bufo regularis Reuss. with an addendum on the standardization of the stages considered in previous publications;Cesk. Morphol. 9 335–351
Smith M A 1924 Descriptions of Indian and Indo-Chinese tadpoles;Rec. Indian Mus. 26 137–143
Zweifel R G 1964 Distribution and life history of a central American frog,Rana vibicaria;Copeia No. 2 300–308CrossRef
- Development of mouthparts in the tadpoles ofRana tigrina Daud
Proceedings: Animal Sciences
Volume 89, Issue 2 , pp 127-131
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Springer India
- Additional Links
- Rana tigrina