Schley, L. and Griffiths, R.A. and Roman, A. (1998) Activity patterns and microhabitat selection of Mallorcan midwife toad (Alytes muletensis) tadpoles in natural torrent pools. Amphibia-Reptilia, 19 (2). pp. 143-151. ISSN 0173-5373.
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Tadpoles of the Mallorcan midwife toad (Alytes muletensis) displayed a clear diel pattern of activity and microhabitat selection in torrent pools in Mallorca. Tadpoles spent much of the day foraging in a nonaggregated fashion in warm shallow areas, and activity peaked at 1700-1900 hr. In mid-afternoon, however, when much of the water surface was in direct sunlight, tadpoles moved away from the shallows and formed aggregations under rock overhangs at the sides of the pool. Both activity and tadpole density in the shallows dropped dramatically after dark, when there was a movement of the population back into deeper water or hiding places.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Q Science > QH Natural history
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Biodiversity Conservation Group
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
|Depositing User:||Tara Puri|
|Date Deposited:||03 Jul 2009 22:35|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2009 22:35|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17112 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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