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Redescription of the Tadpole of Phyllomedusa bicolor (Anura: Hylidae) from Central Amazonia

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Author(s):
Pinto, Rebeca Mc Comb [1] ; Py-Daniel, Sarah Sampaio [1] ; Menin, Marcelo [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Amazonas, Inst Ciencias Biol, Dept Biol, BR-69077000 Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: South American Journal of Herpetology; v. 8, n. 1, p. 67-72, APR 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The tadpole of Phyllomedusa bicolor is redescribed based on 147 individuals from 16 developmental stages collected in three areas of Central Amazonia. We compare them with other tadpoles of the genus found in the Amazon and provide comments on development sites. The tadpole of P. bicolor (stage 36) has a triangular body in lateral view and elongate body in dorsal view. The snout is rounded, the nostrils small and ovoid and the eyes are positioned laterally. Tail length is 61% of total length. The larva has a single, sinistral, almost ventral spiracle. The short vent tube is dextral and attached to the ventral fin. There is a unique cord on the dorsal fin, visible at all stages, originating at body terminus and extending almost to the tip of the tail. The anteroventral oral disc has marginal and submarginal papillae and a labial tooth row formula of 2(2)/3(1) at Gosner stages above 24. Tadpoles inhabit streamside ponds or ponds formed in streams of terra firme forests. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/52321-7 - Diversity and ecology of tadpoles from Central Amazonia
Grantee:Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants