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Reproductive Character Displacement in the Call of Chiromantis doriae
Author of the article:YANG Yue1,2, CAI Yanlin1,2, LI Hongjie3, ZHAO Longhui1,2, TANG Yezhong1, CUI Jianguo1*
Author's Workplace:1. Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China;
2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
3. College of Life Sicences, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610101, China
Key Words:reproductive character displacement; interspecific interference; sound communication; Chiromantis doriae; Feihyla vittata
Abstract:Reproductive character displacement (RCD) is a phenomenon of character evolution to reduce the reproductive interactions between species. It is one of the important strategies for sympatric species to deal with the interspecific reproduction interference by using diverse reproductive traits to maintain the species boundary. Anuran species mainly rely on sound communication for breeding. In this research, we studied RCD by using the call of Chiromantis doriae. C. doriae and Feihyla vittata belong to different genus in Rhacophoridae. However, these 2 species have similar morphologies, male call spectral characteristics, breeding seasons and breeding micro-environments, which indicates the reproductive interference to some extent. We chose C. doriae as the research object, to compare the call parameters with the sympatric and allopatric C. doriae. We obtained 3 principal components from 8 call parameters. Mixed linear model analysis showed that only the PC3 which is related to the temporal cues and frequency modulation, was significantly different between the 2 sympatric and allopatric populations. In note parameters, the results of mixed linear model analysis showed that the main frequency and duration of note were significantly different between sympatric and allopatric populations, and no significant difference was observed in note interval. In general, sympatric population had lower domain frequency, longer duration and more obvious frequency modulation than allopatric population, which helped the sympatric C. doriae to enlarge the discrepancy between conspecific signal and monosyllabic call of F. vittata with high dominant frequency and short duration. Our results demonstrate that RCD exists in the sound communication of C. doriae, or even in unrelated species, which expands the range of RCD in nature.
2018,37(6): 601-608 收稿日期:2018-04-23
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