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Normal Development of an Aquatic Spawning Tree Frog, <i>Buergeria japonica</i> (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae)

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  • Normal Development of an Aquatic Spawning Tree Frog, Buergeria japonica (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae)

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Abstract

<p>The family Rhacophoridae, including Buergeria japonica, shows a great diversity of reproductive patterns, but the knowledge of developmental processes is still limited. The genus Buergeria is a sister group to all other rhacophorids and shows a conservative, probably primitive, reproductive mode for this family. Thus, it is valuable to clarify the developmental process in this genus for understanding the evolution and diversification history of reproductive modes and developmental processes across the broader family members. In this study, we describe the normal development of B. japonica by rearing eggs and larvae under ambient temperatures of 27±1°C. The developmental speed of B. japonica from fertilization to gill elongation (stage 20), corresponding to their hatching period, was faster than most of other anuran species, when comparison was made using relative age, which is independent of temperature. The rapid embryonic development may be advantageous in their highly fluctuating breeding environment.</p>

Journal

  • Current Herpetology

    Current Herpetology 40 (2), 169-181, 2021

    The Herpetological Society of Japan

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  • CRID
    1390570699995869312
  • NII Article ID
    130008080419
  • NII Book ID
    AA12246863
  • DOI
    10.5358/hsj.40.169
  • ISSN
    18811019
    13455834
  • NDL BIB ID
    031642827
  • Text Lang
    en
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • NDL
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    • CiNii Articles
    • KAKEN
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