Population size estimates of Lissotriton vulgaris (L., 1758) and Triturus ivanbureschi Arntzen & Wielstra 2013 (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Edirne, European part of Turkey


Gocmen B. , ÇİÇEK K. , AKMAN B., Yalcinkaya D., Oguz M. A.

NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, cilt.11, ss.342-346, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.342-346

Özet

Here we provide data on adult population size in the breeding period of Lissotriton vulgaris (Smooth newt) and Triturus ivanbureschi (Balkan-Anatolian crested newt) from Edirne, Turkey. The population sizes of the syntopic newts were estimated in three ponds (58m(2), 27m(2), 122m(2)) using a removal method. According to our data, the population sizes were calculated as 228 (range= 204 - 285), 19 (14 - 68), 162 (92 -507) for L. vulgaris and 11 (11 - 21), 34 (24 - 103), 52 (35 - 160) for T. ivanbureschi, respectively. A female-biased sex ratio was observed for L. vulgaris, whereas a balanced sex ratio was observed for T. ivanbureschi.