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Title: The opportunistic behaviour of a common predator in aquatic systems in Amazonia: predation on robber-frog Pristimantis cf. fenestratus by trahira Hoplias malabaricus (Bloch, 1794)
Authors: Zaqueo, Kaynara Delaix
Sampaio, Paulo R. Melo
Oliveira, Igor L. de A.
Miranda, Gesiana K. D.
Calderon, Leonardo de Azevedo
Affilliation: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biodiversidade e Biotecnologia Bionorte. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil. / Centro de Estudos de Biomoléculas Aplicadas a Saúde. Departamento de Medicina. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil.
Museu Nacional. Departamento de Vertebrados. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Rondônia. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Rondônia. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil.
Centro de Estudos de Biomoléculas Aplicadas a Saúde. Departamento de Medicina. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil. / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil. / Universidade Federal de Rondônia. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil.
Abstract: Anurans are considered extremely important animals for the food web, since they act as predators and prey for several animal species (Duellman and Trueb, 1994). The Neotropical rainfrogs of the genus Pristimantis (Terrarana: Craugastoridae) are distributed from Honduras through Central America and through Colombia and Ecuador to Peru, Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Amazonian and Atlantic Forests of Brazil, and in the Guianas, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, and the Lesser Antilles (Frost, 2016). These frogs are commonly found on the forest floor and on vegetation, and possess direct development (Heinicke et al., 2007; Hedges et al., 2008; Duellman and Lehr, 2009), which makes them independent of water bodies for oviposition or larval development. They are commonly found throughout the year among the leaf-litter or perched on shrubs up to two meters high, in habitats ranging from upland sites not subject to flooding to seasonally flooded areas (Duellman, 2005).
Keywords: Opportunistic behaviour
Aquatic systems in Amazonia
Predation
Robber-frog Pristimantis cf. fenestratus
Trahira Hoplias malabaricus
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Herpetology Notes
Citation: ZAQUEO, Kaynara Delaix et al. The opportunistic behaviour of a common predator in aquatic systems in Amazonia: predation on robber-frog Pristimantis cf. fenestratus by trahira Hoplias malabaricus (Bloch, 1794). Herpetology Notes, v. 10, p. 425-427, 2017.
ISSN: 2071-5773
Copyright: open access
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