Differentiated egg size of the cannibalistic salamander Hynobius retardatus

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Michimae, Hirofumi;
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Journal: Journal of Ethology,volume 25,issue 2,pages153-158 (issn: 0289-0771)
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  • Subject: Cannibalism | Clutch size | Egg size | Maternal effect | Salamander
    mesheuropmc: fungi | embryonic structures

Larvae of the salamander, Hynobius retardatus, are carnivorous, and even though there are two morphs, a typical morph and a broad-headed or “cannibal” morph, both are cannibalistic. They also sometimes eat other large prey, for example larvae of the frog, Rana pirica. I... View more
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