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Title: Larval diversity and development in the Singapore Anura (Amphibia)
Authors: Leong, T.M.
Chou, L.M. 
Keywords: Anura
Issue Date: 2-Jul-1999
Citation: Leong, T.M.,Chou, L.M. (1999-07-02). Larval diversity and development in the Singapore Anura (Amphibia). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 47 (1) : 81-137. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Singapore is home to five families of anurans, comprising 14 genera with at least 25 species. Compared with their adult forms, the larval stages have received limited attention. This void in the faunistic studies has largely been due to the ephemeral and elusive nature of many tadpole types, especially the forest species, which represent almost 70% of all the Singapore species recorded thus far. In this study, distinctive larval types are documented for 22 anuran species, of which two (Bufo quadriporcatus and Rana plicatella) are described for the first time. Accompanying characteristic descriptions of the diverse larval forms are notes on their different microhabitats, feeding behaviour and significant developmental events throughout growth and at metamorphosis. A key to the identification of these tadpoles is provided. However, the exact larval identities of three species (Limnonectes paramacrodon, Rana baramica and Rhacophorus cyanopunctatus) remain to be determined.
Source Title: Raffles Bulletin of Zoology
ISSN: 02172445
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