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How tadpoles advance the African clawed frog invasion

By Natasha Kruger, Postdoctoral fellow, Stellenbosch University
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The African clawed frog, a species native to southern Africa, is one of the most successful invaders in the world. Part of the reason is that it has been of particular interest to scientists for a long time.

This frog has had a long history in science since its original description in 1802. It is an atypical frog, with claws on its toes, and spends most of its time in water – unlike other frogs. This fascinated many researchers. They also realised…

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