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Some like it hot: heat tolerance of the Crab-eating Frog, Fejervarya cancrivora (Note)

By W.A. Bennett, M.L. Wygoda and T.F. Dabruzzi


We used Critical Thermal Methodology to quantify thermal tolerance of the crab-eating frog, Fejervarya cancrivora,from Hoga Island, southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. The critical thermal maximum of F. cancrivora was 42.1 ± 0.76°C, and is perhaps the highest thermal tolerance value known in an anuran acclimatized to 25°C. The frogs’ ability to tolerate extreme high temperatures allows them to exploit abiotically harsh mangal habitats and accounts for their wide distribution across the tropical Pacific

Topics: Rana cancrivora, CTmax, Temperature, Thermal Biology, General Works, A, DOAJ:Multidisciplinary, DOAJ:General Works, Geography (General), G1-922
Publisher: University of Guam Press
Year: 2012
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