Salt tolerance of Bufotes viridis eggs and tadpoles

Salt tolerance of Bufotes viridis eggs and tadpoles

Andreas SCHMIDT & Jon LOMAN urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E3268F29-FCD4-4863-AC7D-F8F0D32333E0 Most anurans are sensitive to high salinities. The adult European green toad (Bufotes viridis) has however been found to be relatively tolerant. Here we study the effects of constant and shifting salinities on eggs and tadpoles at 0 %, 0.25 %, 0.5 % and 1.0 %. During egg development, survival was significantly poorer at 1.0 % than at lower salinities. The percentage of deformed tadpoles was higher at a constant salinity of 1.0 %...

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