Diet of Leptodactylus macrosternum (Miranda-Ribeiro 1926) (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in the Caatinga domain, Northeastern Brazil, Neotropical Region

Diêgo Alves Teles, Jennifer Katia Rodrigues, Adonias Martins Teixeira, João Antonio Araujo-Filho, José Guilherme Gonçalves Sousa, Samuel Cardozo Ribeiro


We analyzed a composition diet of Leptodactylus macrosternum from municipality of Milagres, Ceará State, Northeastern Brazil, from September 2011. Coleoptera and Hymenoptera were the most frequence prey. Orthoptera was volumetrically most important. The most important prey categories for L. macrosternum were Insect eggs. The diet of L. macrosternum presents a wide variety of items similar at the prey consumed for others Leptodactylidae species in neotropical region. The results suggest that L. macrosternum have a generalist feeding habitat.

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