Leptodactylus


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Leptodactylus

 

a genus of tailless amphibians resembling true frogs of the genus Rana but lacking a web between the digits. The body length reaches 20 cm. There are about 60 species, distributed in tropical regions of the Americas. Some species care for their young. For example, L. ocellatus makes a ring-shaped ridge of slime that protrudes above the water, and the female deposits eggs in the basin of the ring, which reaches 30 cm in diameter. L. mystacinus deposits its eggs on dry ground under stones or fallen tree trunks; the eggs are enclosed in a foamy mass that protects them from desiccation. During the rainy period the nest is covered with water, and the tadpoles develop in it. The sound emitted by the toads resembles a whistle.

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Comportamento reprodutivo de Leptodactylus fuscus (Schneider, 1799) (Anura, Leptodactylidae).
Biologia reprodutiva de Leptodactylus fuscus em Boa Vista, Roraima (Amphibia: Anura).
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Lutz, 1925) X X Scinax nasicus (Cope, 1862) X Trachycephalus typhonius (Linnaeus, 1758) X LEIUPERIDAE Eupemphix nattereri Steindachner, 1863 X Physalaemus cuvieri Fitzinger, 1826 X LEPTODACTYLIDAE Leptodactylus fuscus (Schneider, 1799) X Leptodactylus labyrinthicus (Spix, 1824) X Leptodactylus latrans (Steffen, 1815) X Leptodactylus mystacinus (Burmeister, 1861) X Leptodactylus podicipinus (Cope, 1862) X X Leptodactylus sp.
Os anuros das especies Leptodactylus chaquensis e L.
2002), a reproducao de Leptodactylus podicipinus ocorreu durante o ano todo no Pantanal, e mesmo durante os meses de seca foram encontrados machos vocalizando na borda de lagoas que estavam secando.
Um dos poucos trabalhos com ciclo reprodutivo no genero Leptodactylus foi realizado por Donnelly (1999), que observou o ciclo reprodutivo de Eleutherodactylus bransfordii na Costa Rica utilizando medidas macroscopicas do tamanho das gonadas.
Os anuros do genero Leptodactylus depositam seus ovos em ninhos de espumas depositados na superficie de lagos e os girinos se desenvolvem no mesmo local.
Testes size in Leptodactylid frogs and occurrence of multimale spawning in the genus Leptodactylus in Brazil.
Reproductive strategies of Leptodactylus chaqunesis and L.