|Title||Foraging behavior of Bufo americanus tadpoles in response to high densities of microorganisms|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1976|
|Authors||Test FH, McCann RG|
The alteration of behavior in large numbers of tadpoles described here is rather striking evidence of the adaptability of Bufo americanus, an animal able to exist in a wide range of ecologic and geographic conditions, some of which are severe. This behavioral lability suggests that the larval stage may be more advanced ontogenetically in nervous sytem and behavior than is commonly assumed.