The Biodiversity Institute would like to congratulate Mason Lee -a staff member and practicing scientist, for her recent publication with the journal Herpetoculture. A perfect article for October, Mason's article explores cannibalism among The Texas blind salamanders (Eurycea rathbuni)...
Cannibalism occurs in over 1,300 species, and it can occur for a variety of reasons, including resource scarcity, availability of victims, parental care, and high densities. The cannibalism of eggs and larvae is widespread among salamanders. The Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni), a federally endangered species, has previously been observed cannibalizing eggs and larvae in captivity. This note describes the first documented observations of E. rathbuni adults cannibalizing other adults.
Read Masons Article Here: http://wyomingbiodiversity.org/index.php/download_file/view/740/5279
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