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dc.creatorMcKnight, Jenna L
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-07T22:45:45Z
dc.date.available2012-06-07T22:45:45Z
dc.date.created1996
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1996-THESIS-M335
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dc.description.abstractThe food habits of two sympatric Ranids were investigated for diet composition and tested for the existence of ontogenetic prey changes. Onehundred-thirty-one Southern Leopard frogs, Rana sphenocephala, and 71 Bronze frogs, Rana clamitans clamitans, were collected during June, July, August, and September of 1995 from a seasonally-flooded, mixed-hardwood, bottomiand in Tyler Co., TX. Prey items were obtained through stomach flushing and volumes measured Using the formula for the volume of a cylinder. Both frogs were positively correlated for average prey volume compared to the average snout-to-vent (SVL) length (p=0.0004 and p=0.03). Neither frog showed positive correlation for the number of prey ingested to the average SVL (p= 0.22 and p= 0.39). Diets overlapped by 60.3% and Gastropods made up the bulk of both diets. Temporal patterns in the frequency of ingestion were demonstrated by the Orders Lepidoptera, Orthoptera, and Diplopoda.en
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectwildlife and fisheries sciences.en
dc.subjectMajor wildlife and fisheries sciences.en
dc.titleOntogenetic prey change and food habits of two sympatric Texas Ranids: the Southern Leopard frog, Rana sphenocephala, and the Bronze frog, Rana clamitans clamitansen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplinewildlife and fisheries sciencesen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.type.genrethesisen
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