Mind the tadpoles:  No survival of native larval frogs in the presence of invasive Indian bullfrog tadpoles
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.)

Mind the tadpoles: No survival of native larval frogs in the presence of invasive Indian bullfrog tadpoles

Tadpoles of endemic frog species on the Andaman archipelago (1200 km east of the Indian mainland) do not survive high levels of predation by invasive Indian bullfrogs larvae...

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Hybridisation, Competition and Predation: threats to one species of Xenopus from another
The small Cape platanna, Xenopus gilli, is Endangered in its small range in the Western Cape (Photo credit: John Measey)

Hybridisation, Competition and Predation: threats to one species of Xenopus from another

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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Why do some frogs eat other frogs?
Photo by Les Minter shows a juvenile African bullfrog eating another (less fortunate) individual.

Why do some frogs eat other frogs?

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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