versión impresa ISSN 0366-5232
SAMPEDRO-MARIN, ALCIDES C.; ANGULO VILLALBA, YARENI Y.; ARRIETA DIAZ, FABIOLA I. y DOMINGUEZ ATENCIA, DIANA M.. Food resources of Bufo marinus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Bufonidae: Anura) in a locality of Sucre, Colombia. Caldasia [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.2, pp. 495-505. ISSN 0366-5232.
A total of 197 individuals (128 females and 69 males) were collected in one locality of the department of Sucre. Individuals were measured, weighed, and their stomach content qualitative (type of prey) and quantitative (number and size of prey) analyzed. Insects of the order Hymenoptera were the most important prey for this species. Large individuals of B. marinus consumed bigger preys and in smaller amount than those of small size that consumed small preys but in more quantity. The relative mass of the stomach contents was similar between males and females (6%). We conclude that B. marinus does not represent a threat for native species in the Department of Sucre.
Palabras llave : Bufo marinus; food; stomach content; Sucre; Colombia.