A new video guide to identifying the sexes of amphibians and how they reproduce has been created by a team of Canadian researchers.
The new video guides were developed by Dr. Sarah Gaudette, a University of Guelph researcher and associate professor of biological sciences.
“The video guide helps you get the basic information about a species’ sex,” said Dr. Gaudettes co-author David Pyle, a Ph.
D. student in the department of ecology at the University of Manitoba.
“It’s not a sex guide, but rather an educational tool.”
Gaudettes group is the first to use a computer algorithm to identify the sexes and genders of amphibian species.
“We used to use the sex of the frogs in the frog ponds at the zoo,” she said.
“But we’ve recently been able to find frogs in nature and we were like, ‘Oh, that’s not good enough.'”
Gaudette said the video guides, which are about two to three metres long, were designed to help people learn about the biology of amphibia.
“One of the things we want people to do is understand the biology and how these organisms behave,” she explained.
“That’s what makes them unique.
It’s the way they work, it’s their anatomy.”
Groups of frogs and other frogs have sex on average once a year, with females laying eggs and producing babies.
But Gaudes team found that in a few species of frogs, the females lay eggs and produce young every other year.
“So the first thing we have to do as biologists is find out why this happens,” Gaudet said.’
You don’t get much time to think about it’Gaudet’s group found that frogs have two sexes at the same time.
“When they’re in the egg and when they’re laying their eggs, they don’t necessarily do it every other time, so you can’t tell whether the males or females are producing eggs.”
You really just don’t have enough time to talk about it,” she added.
Gaudes group found the two sexes in three species of frog species.
The female frogs lay eggs in pools of water, while the males lay eggs under rocks, rocks, and trees.”
They don’t just lay eggs, but they lay a lot of eggs,” Gudette said.
It’s possible that the males produce a lot more eggs than the females because the females produce fewer eggs, she said, but that is not clear.”
If you’re going to say that males are producing more eggs, you’re not going to get the females to produce more eggs.
That’s probably because females are less active in the environment.
“Gudette’s team found the males produced a lot less eggs than females, because they don’T have enough of a sex ratio to have the same number of eggs.
It could be because of this, the female frogs may not be able to lay eggs.
The females do lay eggs that are fertilized, but only in a small number of instances.”
What we see is that there’s a lot fewer eggs produced by males than females in some species,” Gündette said, adding that the male frogs may be more productive.”
In some species, they might be able get more than one egg.
“Gündes group said that the sexes are also related to reproductive success, but this is still an area of research.”
This is really important for understanding how animals reproduce,” Goudette said of the study.”
Why is it that females produce more offspring, but males don’t?
What do they do differently?
And what do they think about their future?
“Gaudets group said it is important to note that females are not the only species that produce more than males.
The male frogs in Gaudets study also produced a little more than 50 eggs in one species, but it was unclear how much that species produced.”
There’s also an interaction between the sexes in the species that we studied,” Gautier said.
Güntes group also found that females lay a few eggs in some males.
The males produced fewer eggs in that species.
Gautier added that the female is also a significant factor in determining the species’ reproductive success.”
I think this is something we’re going try to understand more in the future,” Gauto said.