Growth and ageing of feral Xenopus laevis (Daudin) in South Wales, U.K.

@inproceedings{Measey2001GrowthAA,
  title={Growth and ageing of feral Xenopus laevis (Daudin) in South Wales, U.K.},
  author={G John Measey},
  year={2001}
}
A feral population of African clawed frogs Xenopus laevis from a small pond in South Wales was sampled continuously for 2 years to assess morphometric growth. Toe-clips taken at intervals over a 4-year period were found to contain lines of arrested growth (LAG) which corresponded to each consecutive winter. The first toe-clips revealed a population structure within the pond consisting of a dominant cohort of frogs with one LAG that metamorphosed in 1993, and a few older individuals. Subsequent… CONTINUE READING

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