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First report of satellite males during breeding in Leptodactylus latrans (Amphibia, Anura)

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Cuadernos de Herpetología 28 (1): 37-38, 2014 gabriel.laufer@gmail.com

Abstract

A male Leptodactylus latrans was observed calling within a foam nest located at about 40 cm from the edge of the pond. The male was collected (voucher deposited at the Herpetological Collection of the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Montevideo, Uruguay, MNHN 9476). Ten minutes after the calling male was removed, we observed an amplectic L. latrans pair laying eggs in the same nest. In addition, a third male was at the edge of the foam nest and sporadically swam under the amplectic pair.

Key words:

comportamiento; Leptodactylus latrans

Received: Mar. 26, 2013 ▪ Revised: Apr. 29, 2013 ▪ Accepted: Jul. 25, 2013

Associate Editor: M. Vaira
Laufer, G.; Gobel, N.; Mautone, J.M.; Galán, M. & de Sá, R.O. 2014. First report of satellite males during breeding in Leptodactylus latrans (Amphibia, Anura). Cuadernos de Herpetología 28: 37-38.