[1].[J].Asian Herpetological Research,2015,6(1):45-50.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.140036]
 Wei CHEN*,Tianpei GUAN,Lina REN,et al.Prehibernation Energy Storage in Heilongjiang Brown Frogs (Rana amurensis) from Five Populations in North China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2015,6(1):45-50.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.140036]


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Prehibernation Energy Storage in Heilongjiang Brown Frogs (Rana amurensis) from Five Populations in North China
Wei CHEN1* Tianpei GUAN1 Lina REN2 Dujuan HE2 Ying WANG2 and Xin LU3
1 Ecological Security and Protection Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Mianyang Normal University, Mianyang, 621000, China
2 College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Mianyang Normal University, Mianyang, 621000, China
3 Department of Zoology, College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072, China
energy storage pre-hibernation Rana amurensis sexual differences
Energy storage is an important component in the life history of species that directly influences survival and reproduction. The energetic demands of amphibian reproduction can differ between the sexes, with environmental conditions, reproductive pattern or process of the species, and depending upon the timing of breeding, and the reproductive season for a species. Surprisingly, comparative studies of pre-hibernation energy storage for anuran populations from different latitudes are relatively few in Asia, especially in China. Here we investigated the patterns of pre-hibernation energy storage of Heilongjiang brown frogs Rana amurensis, based on five populations along a finely latitudinal gradient in north China (40.7–43.7°N). We found that pre-hibernation energy storage of the frogs did not show a clear latitudinal cline, but differed strongly between the sexes, with males depositing more energy reserves into the muscle and liver, whereas females accumulate more energy in the gonads. The sexual differences in energy storage may result from differential timing of energy allocation for reproduction.


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