Effects of prey type on specific dynamic action, growth, and mass conversion efficiencies in the horned frog, Ceratophrys cranwelli.

  title={Effects of prey type on specific dynamic action, growth, and mass conversion efficiencies in the horned frog, Ceratophrys cranwelli.},
  author={Kristine L Grayson and Leslie W. Cook and Michael J. Todd and Doug Pierce and William A Hopkins and Robert E Gatten and Michael E. Dorcas},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  volume={141 3},
To be most energetically profitable, predators should ingest prey with the maximal nutritional benefit while minimizing the cost of processing. Therefore, when determining the quality of prey items, both the cost of processing and nutritional content must be considered. Specific dynamic action (SDA), the increase in metabolic rate associated with feeding in animals, is a significant processing cost that represents the total cost of digestion and assimilation of nutrients from prey. We examined… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
10 Citations
49 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 10 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 49 references

Specific dynamic effect in the horned frog, Ceratophrys cranwelli

  • M. K. Powell, J. Mansfield-Jones, Gatten, R. E.
  • Copeia
  • 1999
Highly Influential
8 Excerpts

Biology of a sit-and-wait predator, the leptodactylid frog

  • W. E. Duellman, M. Lizana
  • Ceratophrys cornuta. Herpetologica
  • 1994
Highly Influential
9 Excerpts

Animal Physiology

  • K. Schmidt-Nielsen
  • 1997
Highly Influential
1 Excerpt

Meal size and the specific dynamic action in the rattle snake Crotalus durissus

  • D. V. Andrade, A. P. Cruz-Neto, A. S. Abe
  • Herpetologica
  • 1997
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Growth and survival of juvenile toads, Bufo woodhousei, maintained on four different diets

  • D. L. Claussen, J. R. Layne
  • J. Herpetol
  • 1983
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

The influences of feeding on the metabolic rate of fishes: a short review

  • M. Jobling
  • J. Fish Biol
  • 1981
Highly Influential
10 Excerpts

The advantages of ectothermy for tetrapods

  • F. H. Pough
  • Am. Nat
  • 1980
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…