Predation of a Harlequin Toad, Atelopus Hoogmoedi Lescure 1974 by the jeju wolf fish, Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus (Agassiz, 1829), in a stream of the Cajari River Extractive Reserve, Amapá, Brazil


Jucivaldo Dias Lima


The event recorded here represents the first observation of the predation of Harlequin toad by the smaller jeju wolf fish, Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus. This record not only highlights the dietary plasticity of this fish, which generally preys on invertebrates and other fish, but also suggests that it may be tolerant of the toxins.

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