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 06. Routes and speed of migrating toads (Bufo bufo L) a telemetric study


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Authors: Jan J. Van G Elder, Henk M. J. Aarts And H Enri-jan W. M. Staal

Abstract: Eleven toads were tracked telemetrically during migration to and from the spawning site. Routes were established. No differences in speed could be detected between males and females or during  migration to and from the spawning site. Mean speed was about 30 metres per hour. Speed is influenced (from 22.8 to 49. 8 m/h) by the type of vegetation.

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