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Effect of larval density on development and metamorphosis in two anuran species (Bufonidae and Leptodactylidae) of the Patagonian steppe

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Cuadernos de Herpetología 21 (1): 53-58, 2007 fjara@crub.uncoma.edu.ar

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assessthe effect of larval density on larval development in these two species through an experimental study to investigatethe effect of larval density, during larval development, on developmental stages, size of larvae and size of newly metamorphosed juveniles and, if either of the species show inhibition, explore whether it is reversible.

Key words:

Anuros; desarrollo; densidad larvaria; Pleurodema bufoninum; Bufo spinulosus papillosus

Received: Jul. 30, 2006 ▪ Accepted: Mar. 26, 2007

Associate Editor: M. Fabrezi
Jara, F.G.; Úbeda, C.A. & Lozada, M. 2007. Effect of larval density on development and metamorphosis in two anuran species (Bufonidae and Leptodactylidae) of the Patagonian steppe. Cuadernos de Herpetología 21: 53-58.