Forget Eggs, Frog Gives Birth To Live Tadpoles
Researchers discovered a species of frog that skips the egg stage and instead gives birth to tadpoles.By Christine Slusser | January 2, 2015
These are frog eggs. This is how we're used to frogs having babies. They lay eggs, those eggs hatch into tadpoles ... and you learned the rest in science class.
However, a newly discovered species of frog has upped the ante. They skip the egg stage and just give birth to tadpoles.
This is the newly discovered fanged frog species found on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. In the journal PLOS One, it notes this frog species is unique, because skipping the egg stage and going straight to tadpoles means it possesses internal fertilization.