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Temporal segregation in larval amphibian communities in temporary ponds at a locality in SW Spain Carmen Diaz-Paniagua Estación Biológica de Doñana. Apartado 1056, 41080 Sevilla, Spain Abstract. The amphibian community of the Biological Reserve of Doñana (SW Spain) is composed of 10 species

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unknown reasons. In fact, information on ecology of several species are not available due to the lack of studies. The Apennine yellow-bellied toad ( Bombina pachypus ) is an Italian endemic species in progressive decline in many areas, often for unclear reasons. A two-year study of 116 temporary ponds in

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Proceedings of the First European Crustacean Conference, 1992 Actes de la Première Conférence Européenne sur les Crustacés, 1992 LARVAL DEVELOPMENT AND POPULATION BIOLOGY OF DENDROCEPHALUS GEAYI DADAY, 1908 (ANOSTRACA) IN TEMPORARY PONDS FROM VENEZUELA BY GUIDO A. PEREIRA S. and MARIA GONZALEZ

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rainfall occurring mainly in autumn or winter, from November to March (mean annual precipitation of 544.6 mm ± 211.3 mm; Díaz-Paniagua et al., 2010). The park comprises more than 54 000 ha of marshes, shrubland, pinewoods and dunes, and contains a pond network including more than 3000 temporary ponds (Díaz

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largely consistent with records for other species of the genus in other parts of Argentina. Keywords : anuran, endemic species, habitat selection, reproduction, temporary ponds. Introduction Choice of oviposition site plays an important role in the reproductive success of temporary pond amphibians

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plasticity, temporary ponds. Introduction One of the major threats to the survival of am- phibians that breed in temporary ponds is the drying of these aquatic habitats before meta- morphosis. This means that slower growth rates and/or longer larval periods in unpredictable en- vironments will decrease the

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, close to the shoreline. Our hypothesis is that hatchlings used these areas because there are no temporary ponds or streams that could be an optimal habitat. These preliminary data could be useful for planning management of protected wetlands. Early stages in the life history of reptiles are poor known

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temporary ponds normally show higher activity levels in order to achieve rapid growth and thus reduce the risk of desiccation, these species are often considered superior competitors. We designed several laboratory experiments to examine the intra- and interspecific effects on growth rate, mass at

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studied during breeding aggregations in a temporary pond in southeast- ern Brazil. Males were territorial and aggressive. Behavioral patterns exhibited by them included acoustical and visual communication, chase, and wrestling, the latter when the intruder did not retreat with the preceding threats

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reproductive success in temporary pond breeders is determined by rainfall pulses. Many species showed great plasticity of reproduction with two peaks: one in spring and the other in autumn. In spite of this temporal segregation, a large overlap was observed among species during the larval phase

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