A Review for Life-history Traits Variation in Frogs Especially for Anurans in China

Zhong, Maojun; Yu, Xin; Liao, Wenbo

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Összefoglaló cikk (Folyóiratcikk)
Megjelent: Asian Herpetological Research 2095-0357 9 (3) pp. 165-174 2018
  • SJR Scopus - Animal Science and Zoology: Q3
    Environmental variation can promote differentiation in life-history traits in species of anurans. Increased environmental stress usually results in larger age at sexual maturity, older mean age, longer longevity, slower growth, larger body size, and a shift in reproductive allocation from offspring quantity to quality, and a stronger trade-off between offspring size and number. However, previous studies have suggested that there are inconsistent geographical variations in life-history traits among anuran species in China. Hence, we here review the intraspecific patterns and differences in life-history traits (i.e., egg size, clutch size, testes size, sperm length, age at sexual maturity, longevity, body size and sexual size dimorphism) among different populations within species along geographical gradients for anurans in China in recent years. We also provide future directions for studying difference in sperm performance between longer and shorter sperm within a species through transplant experiments and the relationships between metabolic rate and brain size and life-history.
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