Identifying Characteristics of Scapteriscus spp . ( Orthoptera : Gryllotalpidae ) Apparent Predators of Marine Turtle Eggs

@inproceedings{Maros2005IdentifyingCO,
  title={Identifying Characteristics of Scapteriscus spp . ( Orthoptera : Gryllotalpidae ) Apparent Predators of Marine Turtle Eggs},
  author={Alexandra Maros and Alain Louveaux and ELODIE LIOT and Julie Marmet and Marc Girondot},
  year={2005}
}
The leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) (Vandelli, 1761) is classiÞed by the IUCN (The World Conservation Union) as a critically endangered species. Hatching success is as low as 35% in French Guiana, which hosts 40% of the worldwide nesting activity. It has recently been shown that mole crickets contribute to the destruction of the leatherbacks at the Amana Natural Reserve. The aim of this paper is to document our observations about these potential predators of marine turtles. Identi… CONTINUE READING