Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 33, No. 6, 2002, pp. 446–451. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 6, 2002, pp. 472–478. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2002 by Ushakov. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Ecomorphological Characteristics of the Marsh Frog Rana ridibunda from the Galich’ya Gora Nature Reserve M. V. Ushakov Galich’ya Gora Nature Reserve, Voronezh State University, Donskoe, Zadonskii raion, Lipetsk oblast, 399240 Russia Received September 19, 2000 Key words: Rana ridibunda, ecology, sex structure, age structure, polymorphic variation, intraspeciﬁc compe- tition, anthropogenic impact. The marsh frog is a widespread and ﬂexible species were on Mount Morozova, and sites 4–6, on Mount that mainly occupies various aquatic biotopes. In the Galich’ya. Lipetsk oblast, these frogs avoid only closed forest At each site, no less than 30 frogs of different sex water bodies and springs, and their habitats in the Cen- and age groups (i.e., female, male, adultus, and sub- tral Russian Upland and the Oka–Don Lowland obvi- adultus) were collected. On the whole, there were 169 ously differ from each other. According to Klimov et al. frogs from ﬁve sites (the frogs rarely appeared at site 1). (1999), the number of these amphibians in the Oka– Don Lowland is greater. The comparison of
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