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- Predation on spawn and adults of Chaunus dorbignyi (Dumeril & Bibron, 1841) (Amphibia, Anura) by leeches (Hirudinea) in southern Brazil.
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Two species of leeches (Hirudinea) are reported as frequently associated with amphibians in Rio Grande do Sul state, southern Brazil. We observed the predation of eggs of the bufonid Chaunus dorbignyi; remarkably, the remaining eggs of this clutch did not complete their embryologic development, probably due to a negative effect caused by the leeches. We report on additional observations of leeches feeding on other anuran species.
- Amphibia. , v. 7, n. 1, p. 31-34, 2008.
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