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.
The 2017/18 impact factor of The Herpetological Journal is 1.268
Authors: Ad. Padhye And H.V. Ghate
Abstract: Short term effects of different concentrations of NaCl and KCl on embryos and tadpoles of the frog Microhyla ornata were studied. Both NaCl and KCl caused significant reduction in swelling of the perivitelline space (PVS), an effect very similar to that reported for acidic pH. Tadpoles were observed to be somewhat more resistant to both NaCl as well as KC!, as compared to the embryos. KCl was found to be more toxic than NaCl. A typical teratogenic effect was observed in KC! treated embryos which showed swollen head coelom, whereas NaCl caused incomplete closure of the neural tube.