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1 January 2000 Influence of Amplexus on Phonotaxis in the Cricket Frog Acris crepitans blanchardi
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We investigated phonotactic responses of amplexed and unamplexed females to different male calls in the Cricket Frog Acris crepitans blanchardi. A significantly higher proportion of amplexed females responded to male calls than did unamplexed females. When unamplexed females responded to male calls their phonotactic preferences did not differ from that of amplexed females. Amplexed and unamplexed females did not differ in their latency to respond to different male calls. Thus, the use of unamplexed females in phonotaxis experiments does not seem to bias any interpretation of preferences and would increase the number of testable females available.

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Klaudia Witte, Kuei-Chiu Chen, Walter Wilczynski, and Michael J. Ryan "Influence of Amplexus on Phonotaxis in the Cricket Frog Acris crepitans blanchardi," Copeia 2000(1), 257-261, (1 January 2000). https://doi.org/10.1643/0045-8511(2000)2000[0257:IOAOPI]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 11 May 1999; Published: 1 January 2000
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