Sexual Size Dimorphism in Hyla Savignyi Audouin, 1827 (Anura: Hylidae) from Nasiriyah Province, Southern of Iraq

Muhanad Aljaberi, Zain Al Abideen al Moussawi
2020 Al-Qadisiyah Journal Of Pure Science  
This study aims at investigating the sexual size dimorphism phenomenon (SSD) in the frog of a tree population Hyla savignyi Audouin, 1827 (Anura: Hylidae) from the province of Nasiriyah, southern Iraq. Thirty-nine specimens (19 females , 20 males) were captured, Digital calipers measured sixteen metric characters to the closest 0.01 mm and released in their natural habitat. SPSS Statistics V22.0 has been used to conduct the measurement of the study. Statistical data analysis clarified that
more » ... clarified that there is a significant difference between genders of the study sample, females larger than males.
doi:10.29350/qjps.2020.25.1.1077 fatcat:r5lldfheubavhabuy3vjmacsuu