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Postby Linn » Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:15 pm

So I say it is most definatly FROG!

Do frogs have a larva stage? :?

:lol: maybe this is a trick question
and the answer is none of the above?
I had a prof who liked to do that :evil:
frogs dont have larva stage :idea:
come on? :!:
I really do not know do clams have a lung
breathing stage?
after all they do need to "breath out of water",
as they are often only
partialy submerged.
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Postby February Beetle » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:00 pm

Isn't a tadpole considered a larval stage? Clams only have gills because they are bivalves and no bivalve has lungs. If they breathe out of water they probably have some way of keeping their gill area moist. Also, clams don’t have a very well developed digestive system, so I wouldn’t say it is that of a carnivore. I would say a frog or a salamander because of the camouflage epidermis that secretes toxins.
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Postby Eolian1701 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:27 pm

a larval and an adult stage,
air-breathing lungs,
the digestive system of a carnivore,
eggs that lack shells,
and camouflage epidermis that secretes toxins,
external fertilization.

I am hesitating on the following:
- A snake - nope.
- A frog - many species meets all criteria
- A freshwater clam - no lungs, no epidermis, no carnivourous digestive system
- A salamander - also meets most of the criteria above
- A lungfish - has lungs, has epidermis, has digestive system, don't know about toxins though. I would go with the poison arrow frog.
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Postby Beetle » Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:31 am

Linn wrote:
So I say it is most definatly FROG!

Do frogs have a larva stage? :?


Excuse me I didn`t get if this was a serious question? :shock: :?
In any case all frogs have larval stage! And none clams have air breathing lungs or lungs at all. They have gills.
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Postby Linn » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:37 pm

Beetle wrote:
Linn wrote:
So I say it is most definatly FROG!

Do frogs have a larva stage? :?


Excuse me I didn`t get if this was a serious question? :shock: :?
In any case all frogs have larval stage! And none clams have air breathing lungs or lungs at all. They have gills.


lol
I dont know much this folks!!
but I do know a little bit about entomology
, lol I learn somrthing new every day!
so they call tadpoles larva? :lol:
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Postby kiekyon » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:50 pm

Linn wrote:
Beetle wrote:
Linn wrote:
So I say it is most definatly FROG!

Do frogs have a larva stage? :?


Excuse me I didn`t get if this was a serious question? :shock: :?
In any case all frogs have larval stage! And none clams have air breathing lungs or lungs at all. They have gills.


lol
I dont know much this folks!!
but I do know a little bit about entomology
, lol I learn somrthing new every day!
so they call tadpoles larva? :lol:


from wikipedia

A larva (Latin; plural larvae) is a juvenile form of animal with indirect development, undergoing metamorphosis (for example, insects or amphibians).

The larva can look completely different from the adult form, for example, a caterpillar differs from a butterfly. Larvae often have special (larval) organs which do not occur in the adult form. The larvae of some species can become pubescent and not further develop into the adult form (for example, in some newts). This is called neoteny.

so, yes tadpole can be a larva
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Postby Linn » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:02 pm

(for example, or amphibians).

Well i'll be!!
thanx for that info. :)

so frog or :? salamander?
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Postby February Beetle » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:01 pm

Poison arrow frogs live in the jungle, not in ponds I believe.
I didn't think tadpoles were called larva either, interesting!
Entomology is awesomel, (although I don't know a lot about it.) I am trying to be able to touch more bugs. Last year I touched a June Bug and this year I am going to try for a Grasshopper (AH!)
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Postby Linn » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:05 pm

February Beetle wrote:Poison arrow frogs live in the jungle, not in ponds I believe.
I didn't think tadpoles were called larva either, interesting!
Entomology is awesomel, (although I don't know a lot about it.) I am trying to be able to touch more bugs. Last year I touched a June Bug and this year I am going to try for a Grasshopper (AH!)

lol :lol:

how bout a centipede? better yet...millipede?
and NEVER touch a lady bug larva!
those suckers hurt!
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Postby Khaiy » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:17 am

I agree, definitely a frog.
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Postby Linn » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:35 am

I guess that is case solved!!! :)
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Postby David George » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:13 am

You can the say the answer is none of these as some frogs have internal fertilization some have external,some slamanders have gills some have lungs so I think it would be easier to tell if they give a specific species.
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