Ontogenetic Patterns of Agonistic Behavior in a Guild of Larval Ambystomatid Salamanders

Abstract

—Agonistic behavior is a common feature of larval amphibians inhabiting temporary ponds. Given the temporally staggered sequence of hatching by pond-breeding amphibians, ontogenetic patterns of aggression can influence coexistence if larvae of certain species or ages are subject to increased aggression. To determine whether aggression changes through larval… (More)

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