CURI lucila MarilÉn
Reproductive aspects of Dendropsophus sanborni (Anura, Hylidae) in northeastern Argentina
CURI LUCILA MARILÉN; OLEA GABRIELA BEATRIZ; ÁLVAREZ BLANCA BEATRIZ; CÉSPEDEZ JORGE ABEL
IHERINGIA. SÃ©RIE ZOOLOGIA
FUNDACAO ZOOBOTANICA RIO GRANDE SUL
Lugar: Porto Alegre; Año: 2014 vol. 104 p. 432 - 438
Reproductive aspects of Dendropsophus sanborni (Anura, Hylidae) in northeastern Argentina. The aim of this investigation wasto characterize reproductive aspects of Dendropsophus sanborni (Schmidt, 1944) (Anura, Hylidae) in the northwest of Corrientes province, innortheastern Argentina. The reproductive cycles of males and females, the existence of sexual dimorphism and the male?s vocalization period wereanalyzed. Samplings were made from September 2011 to August 2012. Dendropsophus sanborni showed a prolonged reproductive pattern becausereproductive activity was observed during most part of the year. Calling males were recorded all months except in July. The spermatogenic cyclecan be characterized as potentially continuous. In males, snout-vent length was significantly correlated with mean testicular volume. The species showed sexual dimorphism in body mass, with females larger than males. Post-ovulatory females were found from March to June and most females had oocytes at different stages of maturity, with abundant post-vitellogenic oocytes from August to December.