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Captive management, reproduction, and comparative larval development of Klappenbach’s Red-bellied Frog

AutorInnen: 
Behr, N., Rödder, D.
Erscheinungsjahr: 
2018
Vollständiger Titel: 
Captive management, reproduction, and comparative larval development of Klappenbach’s Red-bellied Frog, Melanophryniscus klappenbachi Prigioni and Langone, 2000
Autor/-innen des ZFMK: 
Org. Einordnung: 
Publiziert in: 
Amphibian & Reptile Conservation
Publikationstyp: 
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Keywords: 
Amphibians, Anura, captive breeding, conservation breeding, environmental factors, spawning
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Behr, N., Rödder, D. (2018): Captive management, reproduction, and comparative larval development of Klappenbach’s Red-bellied Frog, Melanophryniscus klappenbachi Prigioni and Langone, 2000. - Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 12(1) [General Section]: 18–26 (e153).
Abstract: 

In this study, we report on the successful keeping, breeding, and rearing of Klappenbach’s Redbellied Frog, Melanophryniscus klappenbachi Prigioni and Langone, 2000. Breeding and spawning took place after a relatively dry period without using a brumation period. To initiate mating behavior the toads were introduced into a rain chamber with a raised water level and constant irrigation in accordance with the toad’s natural habitat and heavy rainfalls. The fast developing tadpoles started metamorphosis after 19 days at a constant water temperature of 23 °C and pH values between 6.5 and 7.9. A higher pH value led to slightly faster growth irrespective if tadpoles were reared singly or in groups.

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