Ecological observations on the Critically Endangered Tobago endemic frog Mannophryne olmonae

Ecological observations on the Critically Endangered Tobago endemic frog Mannophryne olmonae Ecological observations on the Critically Endangered Tobago endemic frog Mannophryne olmonae Jahson B. Alemu I 1,2 , Michelle N.E. Cazabon 1 , Lena Dempewolf 1 , Adrian Hailey 3 , Richard M. Lehtinen 4 , Ryan P. Mannette 1 , Kerrie T. Naranjit 1 , Alicia C.J. Roach 1 1 Project L.E.A.P., c/o Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago 2 Present address: School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2UW, United Kingdom. Corresponding author; e-mail: jahsonb@gmail.com 3 Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago 4 Department of Biology, 931 College Mall, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691, USA Abstract. No previous ecological study has addressed the Critically Endangered (IUCN Red List) Tobago endemic frog Mannophryne olmonae (Aromobatidae) since its initial description in 1983. The species was found in six rivers and 15 first-order streams in northeastern Tobago in 2006. Snout-vent lengths of 126 measured individuals ranged from 9.6-25.7 mm, and the sexes were distinguishable at a length of 18.5 mm. Maximum size was similar in males and females — unlike M. trinitatis from Trinidad, which shows greater sexual size http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Herpetology Brill

Ecological observations on the Critically Endangered Tobago endemic frog Mannophryne olmonae

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Brill
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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1570-7539
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1570-7547
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10.1163/157075407782424584
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Abstract

Ecological observations on the Critically Endangered Tobago endemic frog Mannophryne olmonae Jahson B. Alemu I 1,2 , Michelle N.E. Cazabon 1 , Lena Dempewolf 1 , Adrian Hailey 3 , Richard M. Lehtinen 4 , Ryan P. Mannette 1 , Kerrie T. Naranjit 1 , Alicia C.J. Roach 1 1 Project L.E.A.P., c/o Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago 2 Present address: School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2UW, United Kingdom. Corresponding author; e-mail: jahsonb@gmail.com 3 Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago 4 Department of Biology, 931 College Mall, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691, USA Abstract. No previous ecological study has addressed the Critically Endangered (IUCN Red List) Tobago endemic frog Mannophryne olmonae (Aromobatidae) since its initial description in 1983. The species was found in six rivers and 15 first-order streams in northeastern Tobago in 2006. Snout-vent lengths of 126 measured individuals ranged from 9.6-25.7 mm, and the sexes were distinguishable at a length of 18.5 mm. Maximum size was similar in males and females — unlike M. trinitatis from Trinidad, which shows greater sexual size

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Applied HerpetologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: MANNOPHRYNE OLMONAE; AROMOBATIDAE; BLOODY BAY FROG; SEXUAL SIZE DIMORPHISM; WEST INDIES; MANNOPHRYNE TRINITATIS; TADPOLE; TOBAGO; CRITICALLY ENDANGERED; STREAM FROG

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