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Title: Mehrjährige Untersuchungen zu Biometrie und Gewässeraufenthalt einer isolierten Population des Teichmolches Lissotriton vulgaris(Linnaeus, 1758) in der Stadt Halle (Saale)
Author(s): Grosse, Wolf-Rüdiger
Fritzsche, Peter
Issue Date: 2016
Type: Article
Language: English
Publisher: Hercynia - Ökologie und Umwelt in Mitteleuropa
Abstract: Grosse, W.-R., Fritzsche, P.: Perennial studies on biometrics of an isolated population of the smoothnewt Lissotriton vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758) and their presence in a spawning site in the City of Halle(Saale). - Hercynia N.F. 49 (2016): 47 – 63. Between 2009-2016, we investigated a population of smooth newts found in a 4 m2 pond in the Easterncourtyard (Osthof) of the Zoological Institute of the Martin Luther University, Halle/Saale, Germany.We tested all individuals biometrically for the period of their presence and recognized individuals bytaking photographs of their belly side. We found 52 ± 19.3 individuals in the pond per year. The sex ratiowas 1.5 males : 1 females. Males were slightly larger than females but without statistical significance.The population showed significant differences in head-body length, body mass and the condition indexbetween vintages and partly between the sexes. A significant correlation between mean temperatures inMarch and body mass of heavier females at warmer temperatures were found, which was not the casefor males. Significant differences of the biometrical data between the years have been found also. Thenewts in Osthof were significantly smaller and lighter than similar populations in natural habitats, whichis an indication of unfavourable habitat condition due to the isolated occurrence of the pond in the city.We found no statistically validated relationship between the number of newts and the duration of theirstay in the pond. With 36.7 ± 12.0 days, females tended to spend more time in the water than males with34.0 ± 9.1 days. The biometric data of individuals of both sexes only changed slightly during their stayin the water. To summarize, the occurrence of newts in small ponds is seemingly suboptimal to ensuretheir survival in the city.
Annotations: Die Hercynia publiziert Originalbeiträge mit dem Schwerpunkt Ökologie (mit ihren vielseitigen Aspekten der Biodiversität), Botanik, Zoologie, Geologie und Geografie, den anwendungsorientierten Bereichen des Natur- und Umweltschutzes, sowie der Land- und Forstwirtschaft.
ISSN: 2195-531X
Open Access: Open access publication
License: (CC BY-ND 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives 4.0(CC BY-ND 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives 4.0
Journal Title: Hercynia - Ökologie und Umwelt in Mitteleuropa
Volume: 49
Issue: 1/2
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Page Start: 47
Page End: 63
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