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Oxygen consumption of a terrestrial toad (Bufo viridis) and semi-aquatic frog (Rana ridibunda).

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Migal-Galilee Technological Centre, Kiryat Shmona, Israel.

Abstract

1. Oxygen consumption was measured before and after dehydration at different ambient temperatures (Ta) in the terrestrial toad Bufo viridis and the semi-aquatic frog Rana ridibunda. 2. The metabolic rates at Tas between 14 and 27 degrees C were almost the same for R. ridibunda and B. viridis. 3. The metabolic rate at higher Tas (between 27 and 36 degrees C) was higher in R. ridibunda than in B. viridis. This situation was found before and after dehydration. 4. A similar situation was found with CO2 production, which was higher at high Tas in R. ridibunda compared with B. viridis.

PMID:
2896567
DOI:
10.1016/0300-9629(88)91038-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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