Egg predators of an endemic Italian salamander, Salamandrina perspicillata (Savi, 1821)

Antonio Romano, Cristiano Spilinga, Francesca Montioni, David Fiacchini, Bernardino Ragni

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We report new aquatic predators feeding on Northern spectacled salamander eggs, Salamandrina perspicillata, an endemic Italian species. Eggs were preyed upon by the leech, Trocheta bykowskii, and the trichopteran larvae of Potamophylax cingulatus and Halesus appenninus.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-2481




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