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ESR 1:11-23 (2004)  -  doi:10.3354/esr001011

Breeding, rearing and raising the red-bellied toad Bombina bombina in the laboratory

Otto Kinne, Jens Kunert, Waldemar Zimmermann

Inter-Research and International Ecology Institute Nordbünte 21 & 23, 21385 Oldendorf/Luhe, Germany
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ABSTRACT: We have studied the ecology and biology of the highly endangered ancient amphibian Bombina bombina (Linneus 1761)—not least in order to encourage scientists, lay people and politicians to support this toad in its fight for survival. Hence our report does not strictly adhere to the format of a publication intended solely for scientists. We present here information on breeding, rearing and raising; on the toad’s ecological requirements; on problems of laboratory maintenance, and on possibilities of rebuilding extinct wild populations.

KEY WORDS: Ecology and biology of Bombina bombina · Cultivation · Production · Raising · Release

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