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Plants eaten by Tadpoles

wpeF.jpg (30853 bytes) The tadpoles on the left are feeding on the olive green cottonwool-like plants floating around them. (See particularly on the left of the picture.) These are a type of simple plant called algae.

Algae are often small and microscopic. In the wetland, different kinds of algae may be free floating in the water, or attached to stones and other larger plants. The tadpoles will feed on these in their young, herbivorous stages.

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