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Comparative analyses of the prey capture mechanism in salamanders and newts (Amphibia:Urodela:Salamandridae) with special emphasis on performance, kinematics, and dentition

Brian Thomas Miller

Comparative analyses of the prey capture mechanism in salamanders and newts (Amphibia:Urodela:Salamandridae) with special emphasis on performance, kinematics, and dentition

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Comparative analyses of the prey capture mechanism in salamanders and newts (Amphibia:Urodela:Salamandridae) with special emphasis on performance, kinematics, and dentition by Brian Thomas Miller Download PDF EPUB FB2

Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry. Comparative kinematics of terrestrial prey capture in Salamanders and newts (Amphibia:Urodela:Salamandridae) Brian T.

Miller. Corresponding Author. Department of Zoology and Electron Microscopy Center, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington ‐Cited by:   INTRODUCTION. Salamanders can capture prey in aquatic and terrestrial habitats.

Most salamanders are only specialized to one environment, but few species can exploit food sources both from aquatic and terrestrial domains (Deban and Wake, ; Miller and Larsen,; Wake and Deban, ).The main challenge of trophic habitat switches are the different demands on the prey capture Cited by: 5.

Salamanders are a group of amphibians typically characterized by a lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, blunt snouts, short limbs projecting at right angles to the body, and the presence of a tail in both larvae and present-day salamander families are grouped together under the order nder diversity is highest in the Northern Hemisphere and most species are Class: Amphibia.

The feeding apparatus of salamanders consists mainly of the cranium, mandible, teeth, hyobranchial apparatus and the muscles of the cranial region. The morphology of the feeding apparatus in turn determines the boundary conditions for possible food processing (i.e., intraoral mechanical reduction) mechanisms.

However, the morphology of the feeding apparatus changes substantially during. Egon Heiss, Nikolay Natchev, Michaela Gumpenberger, Anton Weissenbacher, Sam Van Wassenbergh, Biomechanics and hydrodynamics of prey capture in the Chinese giant salamander reveal a high-performance jaw-powered suction feeding mechanism, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, /rsif, 10, 82, (), ().Cited by: Laurie J.

Vitt, Janalee P. Caldwell, in Herpetology (Third Edition), Biting and Grasping. Prey capture by most amphibians and reptiles involves biting and grasping.

Prey are attacked, either as the result of a rapid sprint by the predator followed by biting the prey, or by a rapid movement (e.g., strike) of the head and neck from a stationary position.

INTRODUCTION. Most salamanders rely on rapid tongue projection to capture prey during terrestrial feeding (Wake and Deban, ).The hyobranchial apparatus enables tongue projection, and has diverse morphologies across salamander species (Lombard and Wake, ; Özeti and Wake, ; Wake and Deban, ).Studies of aquatic feeding morphology and performance have found that salamanders.

In April at low prey diversity, the newts were generalists, i.e., their diet overlapped almost completely with prey availability. In June when prey diversity was high, the newts became specialists. Both the newts that were fed maggots for further stomach contents analyses showed the characteristic – presumably processing – behaviour (described in the kinematics section) after prey capture.

Maggots were captured by the tongue and transported directly beyond the jaws, so puncturing of the maggots by the closing jaws can be excluded in. Salamanders are usually considered to be generalist predators at the population level, but they also display specialization at the individual level, in particular when prey resources available in the environment become more diverse.

In addition, salamanders and newts have complex behaviors, bright colors, and are easy to maintain in captivity. 63 prevalent capture mode used in the terrestrial stage (Heiss et al., ; ). 64 However, suction feeding and tongue prehension are fairly different mechanisms and require 65 different specializations of the musculoskeletal system that makes up the prey capture apparatus 66 (Deban, ).

accommodation - depth perception - prey capture behaviour - refraction measurements - retinoscopy - salamander The eyes of fii'e salamanders were examined refractometrically before, during and after prey capture behaviour.

It was ascertained that the refraction makes a myopic shift before the salamander turns to the prey. Lungless salamanders of the family Plethodontidae capture prey using the most enhanced tongue-protrusion mechanisms found in amphibians nders of the.

The overall bauplan of the tetrapod brain is highly conserved, yet significant variations exist among species in terms of brain size, structural composition and cellular diversity.

Understanding processes underlying neural and behavioral development in a wide range of species is important both from an evolutionary developmental perspective as well as for the identification of cell sources with. The suction mechanism of the two larger animals induced maximum prey accelerations towards the salamander of 40–50 m s −2, resulting in maximum prey speeds of ± m s −1.

The total engulfed water volume, calculated for one adult specimen, was over l. salamanders, is significantly distinct from other aquatic sala-mander groups [26].

This multi-variate comparative analysis of feeding kinematics and morphology placed Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, which is one of the three extant species of giant salamanders, separate from five more derived salamander groups.

A quantitative analysis of the muscle activity patterns (motor patterns) used by tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) during terrestrial feeding is presented to provide comparative data on motor.

The newts capture prey both on land, via tongue/jaw prehension (except for Pachytriton), as well as in water via suction feeding (except for the “basal” clade, containing Salamandrina). The “true salamanders” are adapted predominantly to terrestrial lifestyle and, as such, cannot perform suction feeding, which is reflected in their.

Young Fire Salamanders seem to imprint on their preferred prey types during the first few weeks following metamorphosis from the larval stage to the adult.

salamandra appears to employ different hunting strategies for different situations. When some light is available, it uses prey movement as its cue and ignores stationary prey. Male newts, such as Triturus spp., grow enlarged dorsal fins in alluring their mates. Reproductive Modes of Salamanders.

Around 90 percent of all species of salamanders reproduce via internal fertilisation. In here, the male salamander will deposit a spermatophore on the ground, rock or stick and leads the female into the area. We used an information‐theoretic approach to assess the relative support of potential mechanisms (adaptations vs.

plasticity). Both cave and stream larvae were able to detect and capture prey in the darkness. Larvae born in caves captured prey with higher success than those from streams. The reproductive system of individuals of the Schrenckii salamander (Salamandrella schrenckii Strauch ) (synonym S.

tridactyla sensu (Kuz’min et al., ) from a Khabarovsk population has been studied before wintering and during the spawning of animals. In the fall, all adult males had enlarged testes filled with bundles of spermatozoa and no spermatozoa in the spermaducts. The Salamanders roll their tongues back inside their mouths and eats their prey.

They also eat small fishes and shrimps. Lung-less species of Salamanders contract muscles around their hyoid bones and spring out their tongue to catch preys. Absolute aquatic Salamanders. Salamanders are often captured from the wild to be sent off to the exotic pet trade. The wild-caught pet trade severely depletes already at-risk wild populations.

Over 20 million wild-caught amphibians are sold every year in the U.S alone. Salamanders are also exploited for monetary gain in other cruel ways.

unrestrained prey capture. Rarely are experiments designed to permit a parti- tioning of variation in muscle electrical activity patterns. Analysis of muscle activity during aquatic prey capture in two morphologically distinct species of salamanders, Ambystoma dumerilii.

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In addition, however, we do have rough-skinned newts, a close relative of salamanders that can be found in most of the high-country lakes. But salamanders and newts are like apples and oranges: they're both amphibians, but that's about all they have in common.

For example, the venom under a newt's skin can knock you dead. Prey capture with prehensile tongues, The chameleon tongue: sliding springs and supercontracting muscles, Salamander tongue projection,   Biting is an integral feature of the feeding mechanism for aquatic and terrestrial salamanders to capture, fix or immobilize elusive or struggling prey.

However, little information is available on how it works and the functional implications of this biting system in amphibians although such approaches might be essential to understand feeding systems performed by early tetrapods.

The forces of natural selection have been a primary driver in the evolution of adaptive animal behaviours. On the one hand animals must evade predation in order to survive and pass on their genes; on other hand, and for the same underlying reasons, animals must also be capable of successfully capturing prey.

This situation has led to an evolutionary arms race in which predator and prey are. Prey is a novel by Michael Crichton, his thirteenth under his own name and twenty-third overall, first published in Novembermaking his first novel of the twenty-first excerpt was published in the January–February issue of Jurassic Park, the novel serves as a cautionary tale about developments in science and technology; in this case, nanotechnology, genetic.

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In particular, the apparent paradox of a high predation rate when few prey are exposed could be easily understood only in terms of the dynamics of refuge use. In the Discussion, we address the implications of our results for ecological studies of predator-prey population dynamics and for analyses of adaptive antipredator behavior.

Title: Aquatic prey capture in ambystomatid salamanders: Patterns of variation in muscle activity Created Date: 10/24/ AM. Ensatina has the widest gape of western plethodontids, allowing it to consume a variety of prey, with moderate sized adult salamanders (35–49 mm, snout‐vent‐length) consuming mostly small (prey; 45% of their diet by volume was small and 55% medium, with less than % of prey greater.

While predator-induced plasticity has been demonstrated in a wide range of organisms, relatively few data exist to compare differences among species. In studies of predator-induced plasticity in amphibians, larval anurans have been widely examined, but there are fewer data for larval salamanders.

We sought to examine morphological and behavioral defenses in larvae of five species of Ambystoma. Prey (), a speculative novel by Michael Crichton, tells the story of a cloud of microrobots that escapes from a laboratory and the havoc these predators wreak on gh the novel was well received, it isn’t Crichton’s most popular work.

Best known for Jurassic Park, Crichton is generally regarded as one of the most accomplished speculative writers of his generation. Some common predators that eat salamanders include crayfish, giant water bugs, snakes, birds, shrews, frogs, fish, skunks, raccoons and other small mammals.

Other predators, such as bass and sunfish, are known to prey on salamanders when the opportunity arises. Salamanders are similar to frogs in t.

Salamanders are both predator and prey. They prey upon insects, worms, small fish, and even other salamanders. They are preyed upon by fish, turtles, frogs, and other salamanders.

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING VOL. XII. PAGES () An Analysis of Models Describing Predator-Prey Interaction RAYIIOSD P.

C=1ShLE, Department of Civil Engineeriny, The Cniuersity of Michigan, Ann ilrbor, Michigan Summary Mathematical models of the interaction between predator and host populations have been expressed aa systems of nonlinear ordinary. From 9 to 14 September, funnel traps were used to capture newts remaining in the water.

On 15 September, the enclosures were removed from the pond and emptied. The termination date was based on data from prototype enclosures in the previous year where the last migrant was found on 30 August, and a lack of migrants found after rains in September.prey size might vary, depending on the prey species, is also unclear.

Thus, the sizes and species of prey that give large salamanders an exploitative advantage are unknown. It is unclear whether aggressive interference is an alterna-tive mechanism that can explain the increase in size varia-tion in the presence of large prey, although aggression is.Prey refers to any living entities that are hunted and consumed by predators.

Usually the term is used in reference to animals that are stalked, killed, and consumed by other animals, as when a deer is killed by a mountain lion.

However, plants may also be considered to be the prey of herbivorous animals, and hosts may be considered the prey of their parasites.