|Holding pond||100 Bells|
|1.50 in. 3.85 cm||Tiny|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|March to July||All day|
|Scientific name||Hyla japonica|
|Family||Hylidae - Tree frogs and their allies|
|Regional names|| Têtard |
- "I caught a tadpole... I'm sure it will grow on me." —New Leaf
Donation to the museum
In New Leaf
In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium will list information about this fish.
"Tadpoles are nothing more than baby frogs and generally inhabit ponds and streams. Their round heads and quirky style of movement give them a different kind of cuteness from adult frogs. They become more frog-like when they eventually grow legs and start to lose their tails. Unlike fish, though, their skin is very delicate because they do not have scales, so handle carefully."
Tadpoles are the larval stage of a frog. Unlike frogs, they don't have legs. During the tadpole stage of the amphibian life cycle, most respire by means of autonomous external or internal gills. They do not usually have arms or legs until the transition to adulthood, and typically have a large, flattened tail with which they swim by lateral undulation, similar to most fish.