Size-gradation in Syntopic Frogs in South India

Das, Indraneil (1995) Size-gradation in Syntopic Frogs in South India. Asiatic Herpetological Research, 6. pp. 38-44. ISSN 1051-3825

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An assemblage of eight metamorphosed anuran amphibians were studied at a seasonal locality in South India to examine patterns of body size-gradation. In general, body shape was found to be closely correlated to ecological characteristics of the species. The mean ratio of linear dimensions of the body in adjacent species, when arranged in a size -series was 1.3 (range 0.83-1.88), as predicted by Hutchinson (1959) for closely-related sympatric species. It was concluded that competition may be at work in producing these ratios.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amphibia, Anura, India, body size, competition, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2019 02:46
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 02:46

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