The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 12. Larval transport does not affect locomotor performance in the stream frog, Mannophryne trinitatis


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pp. 333-336
Authors: Smith, J. M.; Buchanan, J.; Downie, J. R. & Riehle, M. O.

Abstract: The jumping performance of Mannophryne trinitatis (Anura: Dendrobatidae), assessed by the parameters of take-off angle, height, length and speed, did not differ significantly between females and males, whether or not males were transporting larvae or had just deposited their larvae. The results are discussed in the context of the possible costs of larval transportation in dendrobatids.



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