Habitat and Ecology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chiasmocleis ventrimaculata
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 22
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
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- Common name: Dotted humming frog
Chiasmocleis ventrimaculata is a species of frog in the Microhylidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, swamps, and intermittent freshwater marshes.
The frog is known to have a mutualistic relationship with the burrowing tarantula Xenesthis immanis. The tarantula provides the frog protection from predators and a food source from insects feeding on the remains of its prey. The frog's foraging protects the tarantula's eggs from ants.
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- Coloma, L.A., Ron, S., Monteza, J.I., Angulo, A., Jungfer, K.-H., Castro, F., Rueda, J.V., Reichle, S., De la Riva, I. & Gascon, C. 2004. [http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/57764/all 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Chiasmocleis ventrimaculata (Accessed: March 23, 2012).
- Crocroft, Reginald B.; Hambler, Keith (1989). "Observations on a commensal relationship of the microhylid frog Chiasmocleis ventrimaculata and the burrowing theraphosid spider Xenesthis immanis in southeastern Peru". Biotropica 21 (1): 2–8. doi:10.2307/2388434.
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