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Activity patterns and fine-scale resource partitioning in the gregarious Kihansi spray toad Nectophrynoides asperginis in captivity

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dc.contributor.author Rija, A. A.
dc.contributor.author Goboro, E. M.
dc.contributor.author Mwamende, K. A.
dc.contributor.author Saidi, A.
dc.contributor.author Kohi, E. M.
dc.contributor.author Shombe, H. N.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-04T06:04:22Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-04T06:04:22Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-01
dc.identifier.uri DOI: 10.1002/zoo.21163
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2705
dc.description Zoo Biology, 2014;33(5): 411- 418 en_US
dc.description.abstract Understanding the behavior of species threatened with extinction is important for conservation planning and for solving problems facing species in captivity and the wild. We examined diurnal activity budgets and habitat use of the extinct in the wild Kihansi spray toad to provide insights into ongoing conservation initiatives for this species. Observations on eight target behaviors were made each morning and evening for 14 days, in two subpopulations at Kihansi and University of Dar es Salaam captive breeding centers. There were significantly more bouts of resting than calling, amplexing, hunting, walking, climbing, or feeding. There was no difference in mean time spent in each activity between the two subpopulations. The use of habitat was variable between age classes, subpopulations and sampling time. Young toads spent significantly more time resting at the top of vegetation and on walls while adults rested en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wiley & Sons en_US
dc.subject Kihansi spray toad en_US
dc.subject Activity pattern en_US
dc.subject Captive breeding en_US
dc.subject Kihansi gorge en_US
dc.subject Spray wetlands en_US
dc.title Activity patterns and fine-scale resource partitioning in the gregarious Kihansi spray toad Nectophrynoides asperginis in captivity en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url DOI: 10.1002/zoo.21163 en_US


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