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dc.creatorOzel, L. Deniz
dc.creatorStynoski, Jennifer Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-08T16:15:05Z
dc.date.available2019-05-08T16:15:05Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationhttps://bioone.org/journals/Journal-of-Herpetology/volume-45/issue-3/10-249.1/Differences-in-Escape-Behavior-between-a-Cryptic-and-an-Aposematic/10.1670/10-249.1.shortes_ES
dc.identifier.issn1937-2418
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/76950
dc.description.abstractClay models have been used to investigate the relative antipredator effectiveness of cryptic and of aposematic coloration in litter frogs, but such studies do not account for possible differences in prey escape behavior. We examined the escape behaviors of two litter frogs, the cryptic Craugastor bransfordii and the brightly colored and toxic Oophaga pumilio, in response to a human predator. For all individuals, we measured the distance between the frog and the observer at the instant of flight and the distance between frog’s initial and final positions in the field. The cryptic C. bransfordii had a shorter flight initiation distance than did nonvocalizing individuals of the brightly colored O. pumilio. In addition, we noted that vocalizing O. pumilio males had a shorter flight initiation distance than did either nonvocalizing male or female O. pumilio. These findings demonstrate that a cryptic and an aposematic litter frog differ in their escape response to a predator. These results also suggest that, at least in male O. pumilio, a trade-off may exist between predator avoidance and reproductive success via territorial defense and mate attraction.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipMinisterio del Ambiente y Energía/[]/MINAE/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity Fellowship/[]//Reino Unidoes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipOrganization for Tropical Studies/[]/OTS/Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceJournal of Herpetology; Vol. 45(3), 395-398es_ES
dc.subjectAposematic Litter Froges_ES
dc.subjectOophaga pumilioes_ES
dc.subjectCraugastor bransfordiies_ES
dc.titleDifferences in escape behavior between a cryptic and an aposematic litter froges_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1670/10-249.1
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Instituto Clodomiro Picado (ICP)es_ES


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