Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

UC Merced

UC Merced Previously Published Works bannerUC Merced

The effect of temperature on the growth and development of the endangered green and golden bell frog (Litoria aurea)


1. The affects of temperatures of 15°C, 22°C and 28°C on the growth and development of juvenile green and golden bell frogs (Litoria aurea) were investigated over 42 days. 2. Snout-vent length increased only at 28°C. 3. Sexual maturation of males occurred only at 28°C. 4. Growth was not proportional to food intake. 5. Over the range of L. aurea ambient temperatures are seasonally lower than the optimum for growth and development. 6. Morning temperatures are 2°C colder, during the cooler months, in regions where L. aurea is extinct when compared with those still occupied. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC's open access policies. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View