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Eggs and Tadpoles of Baja California Treefrog -
Pseudacris hypochondriaca hypochondriaca 

(Hallowell, 1854)

(See Alternate Names)
 






 




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Eggs
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Eggs, Kern County Eggs, Kern County Eggs, Kern County Eggs and tadpole, Kern County
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Eggs, Kern County Eggs, Kern County Eggs, Kern County Eggs, Riverside County © Jeff Ahrens
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Eggs, San Diego County © Jeff Ahrens  
 
Tadpoles
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Mature tadpole with rear legs Tadpole, Riverside County © Jeff Ahrens Tadpoles, Riverside County © Jeff Ahrens
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Tadpole, Kern County A group of tadpoles at the shallow edge of a slow creek, Kern County Tadpole just about to transform, Los Angeles County. © Jonathan Smith  
       
Comparisons With Tadpoles of Sympatric Species
Baja California Treefrog Tadpole Baja California Treefrog Tadpole rana boylii tadpole Sierran Treefrog Tadpole
CA Red-legged Frog tadpole (Top)
Treefrog tadpole (Pseudacris) (Bottom)
CA Red-legged Frog tadpole (Right)
Treefrog tadpole (Pseudacris) (Left)
Foothill Yellow-legged Frogtadpole (Left)
Treefrog Tadpole (Pseudacris)
(Right)
Comparison of Treefrog Tadpole (Pseudacris regilla group) (Top)
with Toad Tadpole
(Anaxyrus boreas) (Bottom)
(Click on picture for a better view)
The eyes of Treefrog tadpoles (Pseudacris) extend to the margins of the head when seen from above, while the eyes of tapoles of the sympatric California Red-legged Frog are inset from the margins of the head, as you can see in the above photos from  Alameda County. © Joseph E. DiDonato.
From above, the eyes of the Foothill Yellow-legged Frog are located on top of the head and the eyes of Treefrog tadpoles (Pseudacris) are located at the sides of the head.  
     
The following pictures show an egg mass and some of the tadpoles that hatched from it over a period of about a month
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Eggs, day 1 Eggs five days later showing developing tadpoles, day 6
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Tadpoles 3 days later on day of hatching, day 9 Tadpoles 9 days later, day 18
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Tadpoles, 3 days later, day 21 Tadpole, 1 day later, day 22
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Tadpoles, 6 days later, day 28
 
Breeding Habitat
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Breeding and egg deposition site, Tehachapi Mountains, Kern County

Habitat, 340 ft. Kern County Breeding and oviposition habitat,
San Diego County © Jeff Ahrens
     
Tadpole Predators
Coast Gartersnake Coast Gartersnake    
This juvenile Two-striped Gartersnake is eating a Baja California Treefrog
tadpole in Los Angeles County. © NPS
   
     
Short Videos
Baja California Treefrog eggs Baja California Treefrog tadpole Baja California Treefrog tadpoles  
Baja California Treefrog eggs at the edge of a creek in March. Baja California Treefrog tadpoles in an aquarium a month after hatching. Baja California Treefrog tadpoles in a pool at the edge of a creek in June.  

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