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.

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pdf 04. Functions of the foam in foam nesting leptodactylids anti predator effects of Physalaemus pustulosus foam


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Authors: J. R. Downie

Abstract: In a laboratory experiment . L. fuscus tadpoles. a known predator of P. pustulosus foam nests. took a much higher proportion of floating eggs presented as individuals than as groups embedded in foam: the bigger the group. the greater the protection. L. fucus tadpoles did not take post-hatching st ages of P. pustulosus but these were predated by dragonfly nymphs.

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