Tiny African Tadpole a Big Sucker to Its Prey

Scientists have discovered that the tiny tadpoles of a species of African frog have an unusual feeding method: They suck in their prey, just as fish do.

Suction feeding, which biologists from the University of California at Berkeley observed during high-speed video filming of African dwarf clawed frog (Hymenochirus boettgeri) tadpoles, is extremely rare among frogs.