Possible predation on the frog Leptodactylus validus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) by the spider Ancylometes bogotensis (Ctenidae) in Trinidad, W.I.

Authors

  • Renoir J. Auguste Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West, Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Sachin Maraj Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Rainer Deo The El Socorro Centre for Wildlife Conservation, Freeport, Trinidad and Tobago.

Abstract

On 18 November 2017, at 1900h, while conducting a herpetofauna field trip in the Bush Bush Wildlife Sanctuary, Nariva Swamp, Trinidad (UTM 20N 714726, 1148978) at an elevation approximately 15-25 m above sea level), we witnessed possible predation on the frog Leptodactylus validus by the spider Ancylometes bogotensis (Keyserling 1877).

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2018-12-31

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Nature Notes