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Maternal provisioning by foam-nesting frogs of the genus Physalaemus (Anura, Leptodactylidae) in contrasting environments

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Pupin, Nadya C. [1] ; Haddad, Celio F. B. [1] ; Prado, Cynthia P. A. [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Campus Rio Claro, CP 199, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Fac Ciencias Agr & Vet, Dept Morfol & Fisiol Anim, Campus Jaboticabal, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Amphibia-Reptilia; v. 39, n. 1, p. 120-125, 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

In some environments prevailing conditions are unpredictable, thus anuran species use bet-hedging strategies and produce eggs of varied sizes. We investigated whether four species of Physalaemus (two from open, two from forest habitats) exhibit bet-hedging strategies, and if intra-clutch variation in egg size is greater for species that breed in the more unpredictable ponds of open habitats. All species studied adopted the bet-hedging strategy, with intra-clutch variation in egg size regardless of the environment; however, we found greater intra-clutch variation in the two species from open areas. The lower variation in egg-size found within forest habitats may be explained by the more stable environments that forest ponds provide for anuran eggs/embryos. Future studies in a phylogenetic context are needed to confirm the patterns detected here. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/50741-7 - Diversity and conservation of Brazilian amphibians
Grantee:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/12013-4 - Reproductive ecology of anuran amphibians: an evolutionary perspective
Grantee:Cynthia Peralta de Almeida Prado
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants