Caracterización de una población de Mauremys leprosa en un arroyo temporal en la provincia de Salamanca, al noroeste de la Península Ibérica

  1. Gonzalo Alarcos Izquierdo 1
  2. Jaime Madrigal González 1
  3. Manuel Eloy Ortíz-Santaliestra 1
  4. María José Fernández-Beneitez 1
  5. Manuel Fabio Flechoso del Cueto 1
  6. Miguel Lizana Avia 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


Revista española de herpetología

ISSN: 0213-6686

Year of publication: 2009

Volume: 23

Pages: 129-140

Type: Article

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The biometry and demography of a population of Mauremys leprosa from a temporary stream in Salamanca, Spain, an area where practically no information for the species exists, is described. Data compiled between March 2006 and August 2007 are used. Between November and February there is practically no activity, its maximum being between May and June. Mating was observed in March and April and spawning probably takes place between June and July. The ratio of sexes varies depending upon the time of sampling. The percentage of unsexed individuals is less than that of adults. The secondary sex characteristics are distinguished from 73 mm in males and 79 in females, which corresponds to six and seven growth rings (years), respectively. Females reach greater average size than males. It is estimated by the growth rings that the sexual maturity of the females takes place between 15 and 19 rings, whereas for males it would be between 13 and 18 approximately.