IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Anotheca spinosa lays its eggs in water-filled cavities of trees and bromeliads. Once the tadpoles hatch, the mother returns to the site to feed her offspring unfertilized eggs (Taylor 1954, Robinson 1961, Jungfer 1996). The tadpoles would probably not survive without these eggs as a food resource in this nutrient-poor environment.

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Source: Amphibians of Panama

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