Reproductive biology of Argenteohyla siemersi pederseni Williams and Bosso, 1994 (Anura: Hylidae) in northeastern Argentina
CAJADE, R.; SCHAEFER, EDUARDO F.; DURE, M.; KEHR, ARTURO I.; MARANGONI, FEDERICO
JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Año: 2010 vol. 44 p. 1953 - 1978
The present study describes the reproductive biology of A. siemersi pederseni in a modified quebracho forest of Schinopsis balansae in northeastern Argentina. Observations were made between January 2007 and March 2009 at "El Perichón", Corrientes Province, Argentina. A. s. pederseni bred only once per year during three days in a semipermanent pond during the first spring rains in mid-September. Males called while floating on the water surface. The advertisement call was short and repeated at regular intervals in a relatively fast succession, forming groups of multiple calls. Aggressive calls were evoked in two different agonistic interactions. Eggs were black, laid in three-dimensional arrangements interspersed within the submerged vegetation. Eggs number per clutch ranged from 2638 to 8987. Tadpole redescription provides many differences and similarities with previous descriptions. The reproductive biology of A. s. pederseni has several similarities with another pond-dwelling casque-headed frog species.