Morphometrics and polimorphism in populations of Rana macrocnemis Boulenger, 1885 in the Azerbaijan part of the Major Caucasus (Anura: Ranidae)
Gulbaniz Gasimova, Sahib Akhmedov
The polimorphism and morphometrics of the Rana macrocnemis Boulenger, 1885 taken from 2 populations distributed in the Azerbaijan part of the Major Caucasus were studied during in the breeding season (early May to late July) between 2010 and 2014. Thirty nine specimens (25 females, 12 males and 2 juveniles) of R.macrocnemis were captured, measured and released into their natural habitat. Statistical analyses showed considerable differences between two populations for measured characters. SVL, FL, TL, T1L and IMTL measurements in R.macrocnemis specimens picked from 2 populations in Major Caucasus showed that females in the Guba population are bigger than males in the same population and females in the Zagatala population.