Defensive behaviour in Odontophrynus americanus

(Duméril & Bibron, 1841) (Amphibia, Anura, Odontophrynidae)

Daniel Contieri Rolim


Abstract. In the course of evolution, amphibians developed several defense strategies against predators. Here I present for the first time the records of this defense mechanisms "Stiff-legged" and "Camouflage" in individuals Odontophrynus americanus. These displays have been recorded in several species of frogs that inhabit the forest litter.


Stiff-legged, camouflage, cryptic coloration, Brazil.

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