2016 | VOLUME 33

Scientific Note

Antipredator behaviour of Leptobrachium hendricksoni Taylor, 1962 (Anura: Megophryidae) from Peninsular Malaysia

Shahriza Shahrudin

Pages: 12-15

On 10 May 2014, eight adults of Leptobrachium hendricksoni were captured from Ulu Paip Recreational Forest, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. When handled and manipulated for photography, several defensive behaviours were exhibited by these individuals, including crouching down, puffing up the body, body-raising and death feigning. The first three strategies were recorded for the first time, and thus increased the range of antipredator behaviours in L. hendricksoni. These defensive strategies have been described as important for the survivorship of the individuals when being attacked by a potential predator.

Published: 21 June 2016