Thursday, 1 July 1971

On the Comparative Palatability of Some Dry-Season Tadpoles from Costa Rica

American Midland Naturalist
Vol. 86, No. 1 (Jul., 1971), pp. 101-109
Published by: The University of Notre Dame

Richard Wassersug
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
University of California
Berkeley 94720


Tadpoles of eight species of frog were tasted in a standardized procedure by 11 volunteers. The tadpoles were rated in their palatability from "tastes good" to "highly unpalatable." It is suggested that palatability in tadpoles may correlate inversely with vulnerability.

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