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Effect of larval density on development and metamorphosis in two anuran species (Bufonidae and Leptodactylidae) of the Patagonian steppe

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Author(s): Jara, Fabián Gastón | Úbeda, Carmen A. | Lozada, Mariana

Journal: Cuadernos de Herpetología
ISSN 0326-551X

Volume: 21;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 53;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Anuros | desarrollo | densidad larvaria | Pleurodema bufoninum | Bufo spinulosus papillosus

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to assessthe effect of larval density on larval development in these two species through an experimental study to investigatethe effect of larval density, during larval development, on developmental stages, size of larvae and size of newly metamorphosed juveniles and, if either of the species show inhibition, explore whether it is reversible.
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