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Cannibalism and predation by western toad (Bufo boreas boreas) larvae in Oregon, USA

Western North American Naturalist

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Abstract

Larval amphibians have been widely used as model organisms in studies of community ecology of freshwater systems (Morin 1983, Alford 1999). Much of this work has assumed that trophic effects of larval anurans are focused on periphyton and planktonic algae (Dickman 1968, Seale 1980, Duellman and Trueb 1986), a view that has recently been questioned. Recent experiments suggest that anuran larvae can occupy broader trophic roles than previously believed and may function as important predators in some pond communities  (Petranka et al. 1994, Petranka and Kennedy 1999)

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Cannibalism and predation by western toad (Bufo boreas boreas) larvae in Oregon, USA
Series title:
Western North American Naturalist
Volume:
64
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University
Contributing office(s):
Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description:
3 p.
First page:
403
Last page:
405
Country:
United States
State:
Oregon