[1].A Review for Life-history Traits Variation in Frogs Especially for Anurans in China[J].Asian Herpetological Research,2018,9(3):165-174.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.180052]
 Maojun ZHONG,Xin YU and Wenbo LIAO*.A Review for Life-history Traits Variation in Frogs Especially for Anurans in China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2018,9(3):165-174.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.180052]

A Review for Life-history Traits Variation in Frogs Especially for Anurans in China()

Asian Herpetological Research[ISSN:2095-0357/CN:51-1735/Q]



A Review for Life-history Traits Variation in Frogs Especially for Anurans in China
Maojun ZHONG123 Xin YU123 and Wenbo LIAO123*
1 Key Laboratory of Southwest China Wildlife Resources Conservation (Ministry of Education), China West Normal University, Nanchong 637009, Sichuan, China
2 Key Laboratory of Artificial Propagation and Utilization in Anurans of Nanchong City, China West Normal University, Nanchong 637009, Sichuan, China
3 Institute of Eco-adaptation in Amphibians and Reptiles, China West Normal University, Nanchong 637009, Sichuan, China
anurans age at sexual maturity body size longevity reproductive investment sexual size dimorphism
Environmental variation can promote differentiation in life-history traits in species of anurans. Increased environmental stress usually results in larger age at sexual maturity, older mean age, longer longevity, slower growth, larger body size, and a shift in reproductive allocation from offspring quantity to quality, and a stronger trade-off between offspring size and number. However, previous studies have suggested that there are inconsistent geographical variations in life-history traits among anuran species in China. Hence, we here review the intraspecific patterns and differences in life-history traits (i.e., egg size, clutch size, testes size, sperm length, age at sexual maturity, longevity, body size and sexual size dimorphism) among different populations within species along geographical gradients for anurans in China in recent years. We also provide future directions for studying difference in sperm performance between longer and shorter sperm within a species through transplant experiments and the relationships between metabolic rate and brain size and life-history.


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