Field observations of potential cannibalism among tadpoles of the Trinidad stream frog Mannophryne trinitatis (Anura: Aromobatidae)

Renoir J. Auguste, Nicole F. Angeli


On 6 August 2018 at 1810h, RJA and NFA observed seven to eight tadpoles of M. trinitatis consuming a single conspecific individual. We were unable to determine if the individuals were scavenging on an already dead conspecific, or whether this was a case of intraspecific predation, or cannibilism as defined by Fox (1975).


Cannibalism; Aromobatidae; Mannophryne trinitatis

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