Water, nitrogen and ion balance in the African treefrogChiromantis petersi boulenger (Anura: Rhacophoridae), with comments on the structure of the integument

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Physiological and anatomical investigations were carried out onChiromantis petersi, an African rhacophorid treefrog, with the following results: 1. The minimum rate of evaporative water loss (EWL) was 0.41±0.25 mg/g.h. 2. The maximum rate of water uptake in dehydrated frogs averaged 75% body weight/h in the first 10 min of rehydration. 3. The low EWL… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00689035

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