Life history traits in a population of pelobates syriacus (Boettger, 1889) from Turkey


Bülbül U. , Koç H., Odabaş Y., Eroğlu A. İ. , Kurnaz M., Kutrup B.

Russian Journal of Herpetology, vol.27, pp.195, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.30906/1026-2296-2020-27-4-195-200
  • Title of Journal : Russian Journal of Herpetology
  • Page Numbers: pp.195
  • Keywords: longevity, SVL, age at maturity, SSD, Kizilirmak Delta, AGE STRUCTURE, BODY-SIZE, RANA-TEMPORARIA, GEOGRAPHIC-VARIATION, GROWTH-PATTERN, WOOD FROG, ANURA, SKELETOCHRONOLOGY, NEWT, LONGEVITY

Abstract

Age structure of the eastern spadefoot toad, Pelobates syriacus from the Kizilirmak Delta (Turkey) were assessed using phalangeal skeletochronology. Snout-vent length (SVL) ranged from 42.05 to 86.63 mm in males and 34.03 to 53.27 mm in females. Age of adults ranged from 2 to 8 years in males and 3 to 5 years in females. For both sexes, SVL was significantly correlated with age. Males and females of the toads reached maturity at 2 years of age.