Osteocephalus taurinus — Overview

Manaus Slender-legged Treefrog learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

The species is arboreal and nocturnal, and is found in primary and secondary forests, usually on trunks and branches. Males call, often in groups, from low vegetation or immersed in small water bodies. Reproduction occurs throughout the year, after heavy rain, but most frequently at the start of the rainy season. The clutches contain about 2000 black eggs that are deposited as a film on the surface of temporary ponds. The tadpoles are voracious predators of eggs of their own and other species,


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