Defensive behaviors of Leptodactylus rhodomystax (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from northern Brazil

Autores/as

  • Fillipe Pedroso-Santos
  • Vinícius A. M. B. de Figueiredo
  • Carlos E. Costa-Campos

Palabras clave:

Amphibians, Defense, Predators, Leaf-litter

Resumen

The study of defensive behaviors in anurans can lead to new hypotheses for a better understanding
of prey-predator interactions. Herein, based on field observations, we described
for the first time defensive behaviors of Leptodactylus rhodomystax. The studied individual
displayed stretching limbs posture and evidenced hidden aposematism. Hidden aposematism
was occasionally described to occur with stretching limbs posture. Our observations suggest
that synergistic defense mechanisms in anurans may be more common than currently known.

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31-05-2022

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Pedroso-Santos, F. ., de Figueiredo, V. A. M. B. ., & Costa-Campos, C. E. . (2022). Defensive behaviors of Leptodactylus rhodomystax (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from northern Brazil. Cuadernos De Herpetología, 36(1). Recuperado a partir de http://ojs.aha.org.ar/index.php/CdH/article/view/12

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