Urinary corticosterone responses to capture and toe-clipping in the cane toad (Rhinella marina) indicate that toe-clipping is a stressor for amphibians.

@article{Narayan2011UrinaryCR,
  title={Urinary corticosterone responses to capture and toe-clipping in the cane toad (Rhinella marina) indicate that toe-clipping is a stressor for amphibians.},
  author={E. Narayan and F. Molinia and Christina Kindermann and J. Cockrem and J. Hero},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={174 2},
  pages={
          238-45
        }
}
  • E. Narayan, F. Molinia, +2 authors J. Hero
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • General and comparative endocrinology
  • Toe-clipping, the removal of one or more toes, is a common method used to individually mark free-living animals. Whilst this method is widely used in studies of amphibians, the appropriateness of the method, and its potential detrimental effects have been the subject of debate. Here, we provide for the first time, evidence that toe-clipping is a stressor in a wild amphibian. We measured urinary corticosterone responses of male cane toads (Rhinella marina) to capture and handling only, and to… CONTINUE READING
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