Effect of body size on reproductive output and timing of reproduction in limnonectes laticeps and limnonectes kuhlii at Kubah National Park

Siti Shuhada, Mustaffa (2007) Effect of body size on reproductive output and timing of reproduction in limnonectes laticeps and limnonectes kuhlii at Kubah National Park. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The reproductive biology of two species of anuran amphibians-Limnonectes iaticeps and Limnonectes kuhlii-were studied at Kubah National Park in order to examine possible relationships between reproductive parameters and aspects of life history. Larger females were found to produce larger clutches in Limnonectes iaticeps (r2 = 0.42; P < 0.05), but not in Limnonectes kuhlii (? = 0.26; P > 0.05); in Limnonectes iaticeps, larger females produce larger eggs (r2 = 0.35; P < 0.05), while in Limnonectes kuhlii, there was no relationship between female body size and egg size (? = 0.16; P > 0.05). In both species, females ingested food during the breeding season. There was no relationship between body size of the two sexes and stomach volume, suggesting that prey is harvested opportunistically, and larger animals may not necessarily eat more food.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2007.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Limnonectes iaticeps, Limnonectes kuhlii, clutch SIze, egg size, egg number, feeding, reproduction, frog, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 03:19
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2021 12:24
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/20054

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