オタマシャクシ Otamashakushi
Tadpole encyclopedia (New Leaf)
Location Price
Holding pond 100 Bells
Size Shadow size
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
Appearances NL
Rarity Uncommon (★★★)
Regional names Flag of France small Têtard
Flag of Spain Renacuajo
Flag of Italy small Girino
Flag of Germany small Kaulquappe
"I caught a tadpole... I'm sure it will grow on me." —New Leaf

The tadpole (オタマシャクシ, Otamashakushi?) is an uncommon fish introduced in New Leaf. It appears in ponds.

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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."

Encyclopedia information

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
Tadpole encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught a tadpole... I'm sure it will grow on me."
Size 1.5 inches
Habitat Holding pond
Season March to July


Further information

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.

Real tadpole

A real tadpole

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