REGISTRO DE NECROFAGIA POR GIRINOS DA FAMÍLIA HYLIDAE (AMPHIBIA, ANURA) EM FRAGMENTO DE FLORESTA ATLÂNTICA, NORDESTE, BRASIL

Emerson Gonçalves Dias, Flavio José Silva, Joécio Santos Souza, Ednilza Maranhão Santos

Abstract


Necrofagia realizada por girinos de anfíbios anuros são eventos fortuitos e incipientes. Neste trabalho foi registrado pela primeira vez girinos das espécies Boana albomarginata, Boana crepitans e Dendropsophus minutus, se alimentando de cadáveres de Physalaemus cuvieri e Rhinella crucifer em uma área de Mata Atlântica no Nordeste do Brasil. Podemos considerar que apesar do registro ser ocasional em ambientes efêmeros, esse comportamento pode ocorrer com mais frequência na natureza.


ReCORD of necrophagy by of the Hylidae family (Amphibia, Anura) in fragment of atlantic forest, northeast, Brazil: Necrophagy performed by anuran amphibian tadpoles are incidental and incipient events. In this work, tadpoles of the species Boana albomarginata, Boana crepitans, and Dendropsophus minutus were recorded for the first time, feeding on the corpses of Physalaemus cuvieri and Rhinella crucifer in an area of Atlantic forest in northeastern Brazil. We can consider that although the record is occasional in a ephemeral environment, this behavior can occur more frequently in nature.


Keywords


carnivory; feeding behavior; trophic ecology.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4257/oeco.2021.2501.17

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