Depredación de Rhinella crucifer (Wied-Neuwied, 1821) (Anura: Bufonidae) por el insecto de agua gigante Lethocerus grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae)

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https://doi.org/10.3989/graellsia.2021.v77.318

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insectos acuáticos, Brasil, historia natural, sapo

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Conocer los enlaces tróficos entre especies es fundamental para comprender sus funciones en el ecosistema. Aquí, reportamos el primer registro de depredación de Rhinella crucifer por el insecto acuático Lethocerus grandis. Aunque la mayoría de los anuros brasileños depredados por la chinche acuática gigante son más pequeños que este insecto, un tamaño corporal más grande de este depredador junto con su saliva anestésica, puede proporcionar condiciones para la subyugación de presas mayores.

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2021-12-02

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Ferreira de Macedo K, Lopes Assis C, Marcos de Oliveira A, Neves Feio R. Depredación de Rhinella crucifer (Wied-Neuwied, 1821) (Anura: Bufonidae) por el insecto de agua gigante Lethocerus grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae). Graellsia [Internet]. 2 de diciembre de 2021 [citado 29 de enero de 2023];77(2):e151. Disponible en: https://graellsia.revistas.csic.es/index.php/graellsia/article/view/675

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