The tadpole of Hypsiboas leptolineatus (Braun and Braun, 1977), a species in the Hypsiboas polytaenius clade (Anura; Hylidae)
- Publisher: Instituto Internacional de Ecologia
tadpole | Hypsiboas leptolineatus | Botany | QL1-991 | QH301-705.5 | Q | Science | QK1-989 | Anura | Biology (General) | Zoology | Hylidae
mesheuropmc: body regions | stomatognathic diseases
The larval morphology of Hypsiboas leptolineatus was studied. The tadpole has an ovoid body in lateral view, wider than deep; snout rounded with dorsal reniform nostrils; spiracle sinistral with lateral wall attached to body; anal tube dextral; tail fins convex with acuminate tip; oral disc ventral; labial tooth row formula is 2(2)/3(1); moderately developed beaks with serrated jaw sheaths. These external oral features are compared with those of the known tadpoles in the Hypsiboas polytaenius clade. The oral cavity was studied using an electron microscope. Life history aspects are commented.