The lunar cycle: a cue for amphibian reproductive phenology?

@article{Grant2009TheLC,
  title={The lunar cycle: a cue for amphibian reproductive phenology?},
  author={Rachel Anne Grant and Elizabeth Anna Chadwick and Tim R. Halliday},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2009},
  volume={78},
  pages={349-357}
}
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