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Site fidelity, reproductive behavior and investment in the Brazilian Reticulate Leaf Frog, Pithecopus ayeaye LUTZ, 1966 (Anura: Phyllomedusidae)

Author(s):
Borges, Marilia M. [1] ; Nali, Renato C. [2, 1] ; Fiorillo, Bruno F. [3] ; Prado, Cynthia P. A. [1, 4]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Programa Posgrad Ciencias Biol Zool, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Filosofia Ciencias & Letras Ribeirao Preto, Dept Biol, Ave Bandeirantes 3900, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, Programa Posgrad Ecol Aplicada, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Ciencias Agr & Vet, Dept Morfol & Fisiol Anim, Via Acesso Prof Paulo Donato Castellane S-N, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: HERPETOZOA; v. 31, n. 1-2, p. 61-68, AUG 30 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

In this study, the authors describe the reproductive biology of a population of Pithecopus ayeaye LUTZ, 1966, a leaf-frog typical of the Cerrado of southeastern Brazil. Field expeditions were conducted monthly during the rainy season of 2013/2014. From 41 males captured, fourteen were recaptured from one to four times, up to 13 months apart. Some recaptures occurred close to the original calling site (< 2 m). The body size of males captured just once, and that of recaptured males were similar, suggesting that male chorus attendance and calling site fidelity are not influenced by male body size. However, males called mainly from or close to shrubs of Leandra sp., and all clutches were found inside folded leaves of this plant, which contain trichomes that could assist in fixing the eggs and protecting embryos until hatching. Thus, male attendance and fidelity to such locations may represent a high-quality oviposition site, increasing the likelihood of female choice. The reproductive investment of males (0.35 +/- 0.05 %; N = 14) and females (4.25 +/- 0.35 %; N = 3) was in general lower than that of other phyllomedusid species. This could be explained by (1) a comparatively long lifespan of P. ayeaye, which could represent more breeding opportunities for females; and (2) the occurrence of aggressive calls and physical combats, which could decrease the opportunities for multi-male spawning and sperm competition. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/03656-6 - Reproductive biology of Bokermannohyla ibitiguara (Anura, Hylidae) in streams in Soutwestern Minas Gerais state.
Grantee:Renato Christensen Nali
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 17/20299-1 - Evolution of body shape in true toads: Sexual dimorphism and selective mechanisms
Grantee:Renato Christensen Nali
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/06228-0 - Genetic, morphological and acoustic diversification in populations of an anuran endemic to the Serra da Canastra, Brazil
Grantee:Renato Christensen Nali
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 09/12013-4 - Reproductive ecology of anuran amphibians: an evolutionary perspective
Grantee:Cynthia Peralta de Almeida Prado
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/00507-2 - Richness, spatial and temporal distribution of anurans of a rocky montane meadow area in Southwest Minas Gerais State
Grantee:Bruno Ferreto Fiorillo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation