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Life History Traits in a Population of Pelobates syriacus (Boettger, 1889) from Turkey

Ufuk Bülbül, Halime Koç, Yasemin Odabaş, Ali İhsan Eroğlu, Muammer Kurnaz, Bilal Kutrup


Age structure of the eastern spadefoot toad, Pelobates syriacus from the Kızılırmak Delta (Turkey) were assessed using phalangeal skeletochronology. Snout-vent length (SVL) ranged from 42.05 to 86.63 mm in males and 34.03 to 53.27 mm in females. Age of adults ranged from 2 to 8 years in males and 3 to 5 years in females. For both sexes, SVL was significantly correlated with age. Males and females of the toads reached maturity at 2 years of age.


longevity; SVL; age at maturity; SSD; Kızılırmak Delta

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