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Seasonal activity patterns of the frog, Crinia signifera (Anura: Myobatrachidae), in southern Tasmania, Australia

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Lauck, B and Swain, R and Bashford, R (2005) Seasonal activity patterns of the frog, Crinia signifera (Anura: Myobatrachidae), in southern Tasmania, Australia. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 139. pp. 29-33. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

We investigated the seasonal adaptations of the myobatrachid frog Girard, 1863 in a commercial forest in sourhernTasmania,
Australia. Seasonal variation in activity patterns, body size and body condition was investigated. Although C does not hibernate
over winter, activity levels arc much reduced during this time. Females trapped in summer were smaller than those captured throughout
the remainder of the year. We interpreted seasonal variation in the condition of captured frogs as an indication that breeding in spring and
early summer is metabolically costly and fat stores are replenished by extensive foraging in summer. Fat stores accumulated in summer and
autumn by males are llsed for body maintenance over winter and breeding in the following spring.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 29-33
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 01:51
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:06
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