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Beobachtungen zur Biologie und Ethologie von Pipa (Hemipipa) carvalhoi Mir. RiB. 1937. (Anura, Pipidae)1
Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
1976 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie
Volume 40, Issue 1, pages 80–99, January-December 1976
How to Cite
Weygoldt, P. (1976), Beobachtungen zur Biologie und Ethologie von Pipa (Hemipipa) carvalhoi Mir. RiB. 1937. (Anura, Pipidae). Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie, 40: 80–99. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.1976.tb00927.x
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
- Eingegangen am 9.10.1974
Feeding, mating behaviour, communication, breeding biology, and development of Pipa carvalhoi are described. Like in other species of the genus Pipa, the eggs are laid onto the ♀ back during several turnovers, and this behaviour cau be observed even in the absence of ♂♂ Acoustic communication involves a mating call and a combat call. The biology and behaviour of Pipa carvalhoi are compared to that of other pipid frogs, and it is suggested that the specialized breeding biology of the genus Pipa evolved as an adaptation to the life in small ponds and ditches which are rich in nutrients but poor in oxygen.