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.

The 2017/18  impact factor of the Herpetological Journal is 1.268

  pdfBHS Ethics Policy

Download Access:

  • The latest 20 issues can be downloaded when logged in with a Herpetological Journal subscription membership.
  • Individual articles can be purchased for download.
  • Older issues and occasional Open Access articles are available for public download

pdf 09. Age structure and growth in two Tunisian populations of green water frogs Rana saharica: a skeletochronological approach

845 downloads

Open Access

pp. 54-57
Authors: Meddeb, Chokri; Nouira, Said; Cheniti, Tahar Lamine; Walsh, Patrick T. & Downie, J.R.

Abstract: Age structure was determined by skeletochronology in Tunisian Rana saharica from two pond sites, one permanent, and the other temporary. Frogs matured at age 3 years; no males older than 5 were found, whereas some females had reached 7 years. Age for age, females were larger than males, but the differences were not significant. There was no obvious difference in age/size relationships between the two ponds. The high variability in juvenile sizes may relate to different life history patterns, as suggested for Moroccan R. saharica.

Keywords: TUNISIA, SKELETOCHRONOLOGY, FROG AGE-SIZE RELATIONSHIPS

Submissions:

For further information and submission guidelines please see our Journal Instructions to Authors

 

 

NOTE: as of January 2017, all new editions of the HJ are ONLY available online via the BHS website. The BHS no longer has a commercial hosting agreement with Ingenta  -  although editions prior to end 2016 remain accessible on Ingenta .  Those editions are of course also accessible on the BHS website for subscribers with an active and valid membership.  Should you experience any difficulty accessing HJ editions via the website or have any queries in this regard, please contact