Reproductive and trophic ecology of Ansonia minuta (Amphibia: Bufonidae)

Direp, Y. and Das, I. and Haas , A. (2009) Reproductive and trophic ecology of Ansonia minuta (Amphibia: Bufonidae). Malayan Nature Journal, 61 (4). pp. 285-292.

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Reproductive and dietary ecology of Ansonia minuta was studied at Kubah National Park, Sarawak. A total of 22 individuals (12 males and 10 females) were examined to determine sexual size dimorphism, and dietary and reproductive characteristics. In this species, body size was not correlated with diet (as expressed in terms of stomach content weight or quantity of food ingested) or reproductive output (clutch size, egg size or clutch weight) in females. Males, however, showed a relationship between body size and stomach weight. Sexual size dimorphism was found to be significant in the species, with females being the larger of the sexes. Ansoniaminuta is an ant-specialist, rarely consuming non-ant food resources.

Item Type: E-Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universiti Mlaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, IPTA, education, universiti, university, education, sarawak, kuching, malaysia, sarawak, malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 02:53
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2015 01:22

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