Predicting Biomass from Snout–Vent Length in New World Frogs

  title={Predicting Biomass from Snout–Vent Length in New World Frogs},
  author={Jessica L. Deichmann and William Edward Duellman and G. Bruce Williamson},
Abstract In this study, we determined how well the snout–vent length (SVL) of anurans estimated their mass for 36 species in the New World. Linear regressions of log-mass on log-SVL were highly significant for all species, explaining more than 75% of the mass variation in most species, and over 50% of the mass variation in all species. We also investigated differences in the mass/SVL relationship within species, comparing juveniles to adults, females to gravid females, and males to females, to… 
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