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Data on the feeding of a Rana ridibunda population from Sarighiol de Deal, Tulcea County, Romania

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Author(s): Sára FERENŢI | Nicoleta DIMANCEA | Anamaria DAVID | Anamaria ŢÂNŢAR | Dorin DĂRĂBAN

Journal: Biharean Biologist
ISSN 1843-5637

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 45;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: feeding | Rana ridibunda | prey taxa | Dobrudja | Romania

ABSTRACT
We analyzed the trophic spectrum of 86 Rana ridibunda individuals from Sarighiol de Deal, Tulcea County, Romania. The most important preys are represented by the Coleoptera, Diptera and Homeoptera (Cicada). Certain variations in feeding appear during the ontogenetic development, the juveniles feeding the most intensively, in the spectrum of which appear the lipid-rich Ephemeroptera larvae. The food diversity is negatively correlated with the feeding intensity, the males having the maximum diversity. The majority of preys have a terrestrial origin. The presence of different size preys indicates an opportunistic feeding
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