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Interspecies interactions between Hemidactylus mabouia, Hemidactylus garnotii, and Osteopilus septentrionalis

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2016
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Exotic species are a substantial threat to native species and understanding their interactions is important. The focus of this study is to analyze the competition between two non-native gecko species, Hemidactylus mabouia and Hemidactylus garnotii. These two species occupy similar niches on buildings in Florida, with H. mabouia being the more successful of the two species,, leading to higher abundances of H. mabouia. The Cuban Treefrog, Osteopilus septentrionalis, another exotic species of the Florida mainland,preys on these species an on some of the same prey of those geckos. In the presence O. septentrionalis, H. garnotii numbers overtake H. mabouia. Understanding interspecies interactions will further our understanding of how to potentially control these exotic species
Title: Interspecies interactions between Hemidactylus mabouia, Hemidactylus garnotii, and Osteopilus septentrionalis.
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Name(s): Voirin, Connor
Moore, Jon
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: Spring 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 24 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Exotic species are a substantial threat to native species and understanding their interactions is important. The focus of this study is to analyze the competition between two non-native gecko species, Hemidactylus mabouia and Hemidactylus garnotii. These two species occupy similar niches on buildings in Florida, with H. mabouia being the more successful of the two species,, leading to higher abundances of H. mabouia. The Cuban Treefrog, Osteopilus septentrionalis, another exotic species of the Florida mainland,preys on these species an on some of the same prey of those geckos. In the presence O. septentrionalis, H. garnotii numbers overtake H. mabouia. Understanding interspecies interactions will further our understanding of how to potentially control these exotic species
Identifier: FA00003695 (IID)
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2016.
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