Use of Thermal Water by the Andean Toad emBufo spinulosus/em

Edgar Lehr, Emilio Fuentes, Gunther Kohler

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Tadpoles of the Andean toad Bufo spinulosus were found in warm water of a thermal spring in central Peru (Banos, 3460 m elev., Departamento Hmlnuco, Provincia Dos de Mayo). Adjacent water bodies of similar size but without connections to the thermal spring did not contain tadpoles. Water temperatures of the thermal and non-thermal water were measured and compared. 33,4 °C was the highest water temperature where a tadpole of Bufo spinulosus was observed.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2000


  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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