Vol. 12 No. 2 (2017)
Short Note

Diet of juveniles of the venomous frog <em>Aparasphenodon brunoi</em> (Amphibia: Hylidae) in southeastern Brazil

Rogerio Teixeira
In memorian
Ricardo Lourenço-de-Moraes
Universidade Estadual de Maringá
Débora Medeiros
Universidade Vila Velha
Charles Duca
Universidade Vila Velha
Rogério Britto
Associação Capixaba em Defesa da Água e da Mata Atlântica (ACADAMA).
Luiz Bissoli
Ello Ambiental.
Rodrigo Ferreira
carlos roberto ferreira
Published December 31, 2017
How to Cite
Teixeira, R., Lourenço-de-Moraes, R., Medeiros, D., Duca, C., Britto, R., Bissoli, L., & Ferreira, R. (2017). Diet of juveniles of the venomous frog <em>Aparasphenodon brunoi</em&gt; (Amphibia: Hylidae) in southeastern Brazil. Acta Herpetologica, 12(2), 205-208. https://doi.org/10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-20547

Abstract

Seventy juvenile individuals of Aparasphenodon brunoi were collected on the low parts of tree trunks in an Atlantic Forest remnant. Arthropods were the dominant prey found in their stomachs. Coleoptera (adult and larvae) was the most important prey regarding prey frequency, number, weight, and index of relative importance. Secondary preys included Hymenoptera that was important regarding number of prey and Hemiptera that was important regarding prey weight. Trophic ontogeny was detected. The diversity of prey suggests A. brunoi is an opportunistic sit-and-wait predator.

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