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Orientation behavior and the breeding biology of the American toad, Bufo americanus

Debra Christein Casebere

Orientation behavior and the breeding biology of the American toad, Bufo americanus

by Debra Christein Casebere

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Published by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Toads -- Behavior,
  • Reproduction

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    Statementby Debra Christein Casebere
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 55 leaves, typed :
    Number of Pages55
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14525012M

      Handling a toad will NOT give one warts (which are actually caused by a unrelated virus). The toad is in fact a happy-go-lucky little critter that doesn’t deserve the shrieks and screeches I’ve often seen it induce. Fact. The Eastern America Toad (Anaxyrus americanus formerly Bufo americanus) is Wisconsin’s only toad species. It is a. The effects of ambient pH on nitrogen excretion in early life stages of the American toad (Bufo americanus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology –

      While many amphibians have complex life cycles involving a primarily terrestrial adult phase and an aquatic larval phase, use of terrestrial habits by adult forms remains poorly understood. We used radiotelemetry to track the post-breeding dispersals of 16 female Bufo americanus during the summer and fall of to determine the extent of upland habitat use by females of this species. . The American toad (Anaxyrus americanus) is a common species of toad found throughout the eastern United States and is divided into three subspecies—the eastern American toad (A. a. americanus), the dwarf American toad (A. a. charlesmithi), and the rare Hudson Bay toad (A. a. copei).Recent taxonomic treatments place this species in the genus Anaxyrus instead of Bufo.

    Back to top. B. americanus predators. Adult toad has several predators. Racoon (Procyon lotor) may eat it in whole, striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) may kill the toad and consume it partially avoiding noxious head and n garter snakes (Thamnophis s. sirtalis) and hog-nosed snakes (Heterodon platyrhinos) are main predators of B. americanus. One of the first signs of Spring is the mating songs of the American Toad. This is in the field footage of the Eastern American toad in it's element.


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Orientation behavior and the breeding biology of the American toad, Bufo americanus by Debra Christein Casebere Download PDF EPUB FB2

Breeding behavior in Bufo americanus, which is a predominantly terrestrial anuran, was studied in two closely associated groups of was initiated at different dates in these and may have been induced by differences in air temperature which differed by as much by: 5.

Thus, in toads, such as Bufo spinulosus, Bufo bufo, and Bufo calamita magnetic bars, that were attached to a toad's head influenced initial orientation of the amphibians towards the breeding pond.

Summary. The sensory basis and spatial range of orientation to the breeding site were studied in the toad Bufo bufo, during two breeding seasons. Toads were displaced passively from their breeding pond and fitted with a tracking device to record the path of migration in by: Abstract and Figures The sensory basis and spatial range of orientation to the breeding site were studied in the toad Bufo bufo, during two breeding seasons.

Toads were displaced passively from. INTRODUCTION. The orientation of amphibians to their breeding site or home range has been extensively studied and various cues have been shown to be used for the orientation (for review see [1, 17, 18]).Opinion is divided even in toads of Bufonidae: celestial in Bufo woodhousei fowleri [], acoustic in B.

americanus [], magnetic in B. bufo [], B. spinulosus [] and B. calamita [], olfactory in B. A Natural History Study of Bufo a.

americanus, the Eastern American Toad, and the Phenology of Spring Breeders in Southwest West Virginia By Tomi Maria Bergstrom Natural history traits have not been thoroughly collected and analyzed on the ―common hoptoad,‖ Bufo a.

americanus (eastern American toad) in West Virginia. Updating natural history. Adult American Toads oriented their migrations non-randomly to and from the pond in three or four of the years, respectively, but, orientation patterns were inconsistent across years.

Wood Frog and American Toad juveniles initially oriented non-randomly each year; however, the patterns also showed no trends across years. Elizabeth Sherman, Daniel Levitis, Heat hardening as a function of developmental stage in larval and juvenile Bufo americanus and Xenopus laevis, Journal of Thermal Biology, /S(03), 28, 5, (), ().

Pond‐breeding amphibians have been characterized as having metapopulation structure, and a goal of many local restoration projects is to establish viable metapopulations.

However, recent studies sug. Movement orientation by adult and juvenile wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) and American toads (Bufo americanus) over multiple years Article in Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5(1) Breeding American Toads breed during spring and males gather near a freshwater source and call to attract females.

4, - 8, eggs are laid in two strings and in 3 - 12 days they hatch. The tadpoles have large bodies and slender tails in relation to the size of their body. A pilot study examining the role of conspecific chemical cues affecting juvenile American toad (Bufo americanus) orientation behavior. the breeding pond may be useful in habitat selection.

The mating calls of the toads Bufo americanus, B. fowled, and their natural hybrids were recorded in May at Long Point, Ontario, on the northern shore of Lake Erie.

American toad (Bufo americanus) tadpoles, reared from an early embryonic stage in social isolation, can behaviourally discriminate between * Present address: Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, The Biological Laboratories, Cambridge, MassachusettsU.S.A.

siblings and non-siblings, indicating that. THE, AMERICAN TOAD (BUFO LENTIGINOSUTS AMERICANUS, LECONTE) A STUDY IN DYNAMIC BIOLOGY NEWTON MILLER CLARKI UNIVERSITY INTRODUCTION FOR. some years it has been my desire to inaugurate a series of university theses aimed distinctively at study- ing important American species as forces in nature.

This study examines the responses of larval American toads (Bufo americanus) to the non—lethal presence of an odonate predator (Anax junius). We performed a laboratory experiment where toad larvae were raised at four food rations crossed with the non—lethal presence (i.e., constrained Anax) and absence of the predator.

Bufo americanus shows earlier initiation of breeding in Massachusetts (Ledneva et al. ) and in our study, but has not changed its breeding phenology in New York (Gibbs and Breisch ). Pseudacris crucifer was found to breed earlier in both Massachusetts (Ledneva et al.

) and New York (Gibbs and Breisch ), but not in South. In Illinois, Smith () reports that 47 eastern American toads ranged from – mm SVL, whereas 19 dwarf American toads ranged from – mm.

And unlike frogs, they have a distinct behavior of walking or creeping toward their prey. The main species of my investigation was the Eastern American toad, Bufo americanus, and the occasional Fowler's toad, Bufo fowleri.

Bufo americanus is common throughout Delaware County and Ohio. Bufo fowleri lives in cultivated fields and river valleys. When activity data (i.e.

crossings on a strip of fine sand) were compared with data acquired using an inclined plane, a relation of geotaxis to vertical movements was evident. We conclude that Bufo americanus has the ability to use geotaxis in its orientation in areas where topography is abrupt and breeding pools are in the bottom of valleys.

The American toad has adaptive traits that help it to survive in its habitat. 1. Name two of the American toad’s physical adaptations and how they help it survive: 2.

Name two of the American toad’s behavioral adaptations and how they help it survive predators and cold weather: 3. Why can the American toad survive droughts better than frogs?

Road mortality may be increased in areas of artificial light as has been shown in the American toad (Bufo americanus), which is attracted to street lighting and is more likely to cross roads (Mazerolle, ).

Indirect effects of artificial light may include increased detection by predators and subsequent mortality of amphibians. Amphibians include frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts.

They are a unique and diverse group of animals that breathe (or respire) though lungs, gills, or even their skin. The majority of North Carolina’s amphibians live a part of their lives in water and depend on moist environments for breeding, egg laying, and survival.