Effects of PH Aluminum on the Growth and Feeding Behavior of Smooth and Palamte Newt Larvae

Brady, L.D. and Griffiths, R.A. (1995) Effects of PH Aluminum on the Growth and Feeding Behavior of Smooth and Palamte Newt Larvae. Ecotoxicology, 4 (5). pp. 299-306. ISSN 0963-9292. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The distribution of smooth and palmate newts (Triturus vulgaris and Triturus helveticus) may be related to water quality. This study compared the larval growth and feeding behaviour of both species under sublethal levels of aluminium and low pH. The growth of both species was inhibited to a similar degree under acidic conditions with aluminium toxicity dependent upon both low pH and developmental stage. The two species were differentially affected by low pH in terms of feeding behaviour. T. vulgaris larvae took significantly longer to snap at food under low pH than the apparently acid-tolerant T. helveticus. Aluminium had no significant effect on the feeding behaviour of either species.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: PH; ALUMINUM; TRITURUS; GROWTH; FEEDING BEHAVIOR
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2009 08:09
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 10:47
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19721 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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