Life history consequences of feeding versus non-feeding in a facultatively non-feeding toad larva

  title={Life history consequences of feeding versus non-feeding in a facultatively non-feeding toad larva},
  author={Martha L. Crump},
Bufo periglenes, a toad endemic to montane Costa Rica, produces an unusually small clutch of large, yolk-rich eggs. The toads breed in small ephemeral pools that are unpredictable in duration and may be low in food availability. Two congeners, Bufo coniferus and Bufo marinus, occur nearby, breed in more permanent bodies of water that offer more food, and exhibit the typical toad pattern of large clutches of small eggs. Tadpoles of all three species feed on detritus and suspended organic… CONTINUE READING
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