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Frog eat frog : exploring variables influencing anurophagy [PeerJ]

Keywords : anura, cannibalism, habitat, invasive, predation, size relationships, anurophagy

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Background. Frogs are generalist predators of a wide range of typically small prey items. But descriptions of dietary items regularly include other anurans, such that frogs are considered to be among the most important of anuran predators. However, the only existing hypothesis for the inclusion of anurans in the diet of post-metamorphic frogs postulates that it happens more often in bigger frogs. Moreover, this hypothesis has yet to be tested.(...)

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