DR MORLEY READ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR MORLEY READ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Close-up of a developing tadpole of the Ecuadorian monkey frog (Phyllomedusa ecuatoriana), after 15 days. The tadpoles develop within an egg membrane and will drop into a pool below when they hatch. Hearts are beating and blood is circulating in the gills. Phyllomedusa ecuatoriana is a rare species listed as Endangered by the IUCN. Filmed in Ecuador.
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