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dc.contributor.authorNarayan, E.
dc.contributor.authorChristi, K.
dc.contributor.authorMorley, C.
dc.contributor.authorTrevenen, P.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:44:10Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:44:10Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.date.modified2011-10-05T07:10:59Z
dc.identifier.issn02680130
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41071
dc.description.abstractA study was conducted to determine whether simple morphological characteristics could be used to rapidly determine the sex of cane toads. We found that four characteristics reliably allowed rapid assessment of sex: skin texture on the dorsal surface, skin colour on the dorsal surface, the presence of a creamy-coloured stripe along the dorsal margin and the presence of vocal sac openings. These criteria were tested by an assessment of use by both experienced and novice operators and were shown to be reliable for sexing cane toads that were large enough to assess morphological characteristics reliably (individuals with a snout-vent length exceeding 50 mm). Of the four techniques, the presence of vocal sac openings proved to be the most reliable. Such techniques may be used for a number of purposes, and are particularly useful during conservation projects that attempt to eradicate or reduce the effects of this invasive alien species on local ecosystems.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBritish Herpetological Society
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bhs/thj/2008/00000018/00000001/art00009
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom63
dc.relation.ispartofpageto65
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHerpetological Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchVertebrate Biology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchZoology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060809
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0608
dc.titleSexual dimorphism in the cane toad Bufo marinus: a quantitative comparison of visual inspection methods for sexing individuals
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2008 British Herpetological Society. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2008
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gro.griffith.authorNarayan, Edward J.


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