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A Comparison of Somatic Condition and Testis Mass in Black-Spectacled Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus) between Two Populations at Different Altitudes

A Comparison of Somatic Condition and Testis Mass in Black-Spectacled Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus) between Two Populations at Different Altitudes

Duo Jing Qiu1,2,3, Xin Yu1,2,3, Mao Jun Zhong1,2,3 and Long Jin1,2,3*

1Key Laboratory of Southwest China Wildlife Resources Conservation (Ministry of Education), China West Normal University, Nanchong, 637009, Sichuan, China
2Key Laboratory of Artificial Propagation and Utilization in Anurans of Nanchong City, China West Normal University, Nanchong, 637009, Sichuan, China
3Institute of Eco-adaptation in Amphibians and Reptiles, China West Normal University, Nanchong, 637009, Sichuan, China

*      Corresponding author: longjin07@126.com

Fig. 1.

The difference in body mass (A), relative testis mass between low- and high-altitude population.

Fig. 2

Relationships between testis mass and soma mass of Duttaphrynus melanostictus. Open circle/dashed line and close circle/real line represent the low- and high-altitude populations, respectively.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 52, Iss. 5, Pages 1631-2026

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