Leopard frog and wood frog reproduction in Colorado and Wyoming

Northwestern Naturalist
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Between 1978 and 1988, we recorded reproductive information from populations of ranid frogs in Colorado and Wyoming. Egg masses from five plains and montane populations of northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) contained 645-6272 eggs (x̄ = 3045, N = 68 egg masses). In two montane populations of wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) numbers of eggs per egg mass varied from 711-1248 (x̄ = 876, N = 15) and probably were equal to total clutch size. Mean hatching success was 90% in egg masses from one R. sylvatica population and ranged from 70% to 99% in R. pipiens egg masses. Rana pipiens egg masses from one location were assigned to three overlapping size distributions, which we believe reflects the underlying age structure of female frogs.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Leopard frog and wood frog reproduction in Colorado and Wyoming
Series title Northwestern Naturalist
DOI 10.2307/3536918
Volume 70
Issue 1
Year Published 1989
Language English
Publisher Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology
Publisher location Olympia, WA
Description 9 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Northwestern Naturalist
First page 1
Last page 9
Country United States
State Colorado;Wyoming
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