Predation of Hemidactylus mabouia (Sauria: Gekkonidae) by a vine snake Oxybelis aeneus  (Serpentes: Colubridae) in an Atlantic Forest fragment, Northeastern Brazil

Lissa Dellefrate Franzini, Carmem Karime Bacalháo Pedro, Lucas Barbosa de Queiroga Cavalcanti, Daniel Oliveira Mesquita

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Oxybelis aeneus (Wagler, 1824) é uma espécie de serpente arborícola de ampla distribuição no continente americano cuja dieta é composta principalmente por vertebrados, como lagartos. Diversas espécies de lagartos já foram reportadas como presas desta serpente, incluindo a espécie exótica Hemidactylus mabouia (Moreau de Jonnèes, 1818). Aqui descrevemos em detalhes um evento de predação de H. mabouia por O. aeneus,  ampliando o conhecimento acerca da história natural  de ambas as espécies à literatura científica.

Palavras chave: Dieta, ecologia alimentar, lagarto, presa, serpente.

Abstract: Oxybelis aeneus (Wagler, 1824) is an arboreal snake species that is widely distributed in the American continent whose diet is composed mainly by vertebrates, such as lizards. Several lizard species have already been reported as prey of this snake, including the alien species Hemidactylus mabouia (Moreau de Jones, 1818). Herein we describe in details a predation event of H. mabouia by O. aeneus, widening our knowledge regarding the natural history of both species to scientific literature.

Key words: Diet, feed ecology, lizard, prey, snake.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29215/pecen.v2i1.587

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