Contributions to Zoology, 86 (1) – 2017

Natural history and conservation of the rediscovered Hula painted frog, Latonia nigriventer

R.G. Bina Perl1, Sarig Gafny2, Yoram Malka3, Sharon Renan4, Douglas C. Woodhams5, Louise Rollins-Smith6, James D. Pask7, Molly C. Bletz8, Eli Geffen9, Miguel Vences10

1.  Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Braunschweig University of Technology, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany. School of Marine Sciences, Ruppin Academic Center, Michmoret 40297, Israel. E-mail: r.perl@tu-braunschweig.de

2.  School of Marine Sciences, Ruppin Academic Center, Michmoret 40297, Israel

3.  Israel Nature and Parks Authority, 3 Am Ve’Olamo Street, Jerusalem 95463, Israel

4.  Department of Zoology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

5.  Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, 02125 USA

6.  Departments of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, 37232 USA. Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee, 37235 USA

7.  Departments of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, 37232 USA

8.  Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Braunschweig University of Technology, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

9.  Department of Zoology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

10.  Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Braunschweig University of Technology, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Keywords: Amphibia,antimicrobial peptides,Anura,Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis,habitat,skin microbiota,tadpole