Chinese scientists discovered a giant larvae, 14 cm long, of the mud family, during a cave expedition.
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According to China News, Chinese scientists on March 14 discovered a giant, 14-cm tadpole larvae in a cave outside the city of Ziyi City, Guizhou Province, northern China.(Photo: China News).
The expert said that this is the larvae of Oreolalaz rhodostigmatus, an amphibian of the Toad family.This species is found only in China, often living in subtropical or tropical moist montanes, freshwater springs and caves, rare animals, included in the Chinese Red Book.(Photo: China News)
While still in larvae form, this species is also known as pestle or transparent fish.Photo: China News
According to Ifeng, usually, the length of tadpoles is 10-12 cm, rarely seen tadpoles reaching 14 cm long.(Photo: China News)
To complete the growth process, shift from tadpole to toad, this species takes 1-2 years.(Photo: Ifeng)
They often live in low-light environments, so have transparent skin, clearly see the internal organs.(Photo: Ifeng).
If this species is brought up in a bright environment, they will change color, gradually turn to purple, not seeing the organ anymore.In the picture is an adult mud mud.(Photo: Baike).