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pdf 04. Salt tolerances of natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) eggs and larvae from coastal and inland populations in Britain


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pp. 14-16

Authors: Trevor j. C. Beebee

Abstract: ( I) Eggs and larvae taken from coastal and i nland natterjack populations were found to be similar in their
sensitivities to salt water.
(2) Spawn was more susceptible than tadpoles to salt damage.
(3) T he effects of salinities comparable with those experienced during a tidal inundation were rapid, mortali ty
occurring within the first 1 -2 hours of exposure.

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