Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo)
Print version ISSN 0031-1049
PRADO, Gustavo M.; BILATE, Marcos and WOGEL, Henrique. Call diversity of Leptodactylus natalensis Lutz, 1930 (Anura; Leptodactylidae). Pap. Avulsos Zool. (São Paulo) [online]. 2007, vol.47, n.6, pp. 97-103. ISSN 0031-1049. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492007000600001.
The extensive vocal repertoire of Leptodactylus natalensis is described. The field observations were made at three forest fragments of the Tropical Atlantic Domain, in Northeast (State of Alagoas) and Southeast (State of Espírito Santo) regions of Brazil. The vocal repertoire of L. natalensis was constituted by ten notes emitted alone or in different combinations. The several vocalizations were organized in three distinct groups according to the social context in the moment of emission. L. natalensis presents extensive diversity of acoustic signals supported by variations in duration of each note, as well as in the number and sequence of emission of different notes.
Keywords : Anura; Leptodactylidae; call diversity; Leptodactylus natalensis.