The Consequences of Metamorphosis on Salamander (Ambystoma) Locomotor Performance

@article{Shaffer1991TheCO,
  title={The Consequences of Metamorphosis on Salamander (Ambystoma) Locomotor Performance},
  author={H. B. Shaffer and C. C. Austin and R. Huey},
  journal={Physiological Zoology},
  year={1991},
  volume={64},
  pages={212 - 231}
}
  • H. B. Shaffer, C. C. Austin, R. Huey
  • Published 1991
  • Biology
  • Physiological Zoology
  • Radical shifts in morphology and ecology of salamanders during metamorphosis affect many aspects of their life history. We quantify the effects of metamorphosis on burst speed and endurance capacity on a large sample of Ambystoma californiense. Locomotor performances are highly repeatable within metamorphic stages but change dramatically between larval and postmetamorphic stages. For burst speed, larvae are twice as fast as metamorphosed aquatic animals, and metamorphosed terrestrial… CONTINUE READING
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