C·I·B Post-doctoral fellow Nitya Prakash Mohanty at his mesocosm experiment in which he examines the competitive and predation effects of bullfrog tadpoles on native tadpoles’ survival, growth, and time to metamorphosis. (Photo credit: Chetana P.)
The most recent assessment suggests that the Cape platanna is Endangered, but that instead the decline being fuelled by habitat loss, it is now the threat from hybridisation, competition and predation by the African clawed frog.
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3 May 2017
Photo by Les Minter shows a juvenile African bullfrog eating another (less fortunate) individual.
Normally, frogs eat small invertebrates that easily fit into their mouths, but studies of stomach contents have shown that they sometimes eat eggs, tadpoles and even adults of other frogs. What are the conditions under which frogs eat frogs?
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