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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Amazonian toad Rhaebo guttatus is able to voluntarily squirt poison from the paratoid macroglands
Author: Jared, C
Antoniazzi, MM
Verdade, VK
Toledo, LF
Rodrigues, MT
Abstract: Amphibian defence mechanisms commonly rely on cutaneous toxins produced in either isolated or clustered glands, such as toad parotoid macroglands. In contrast to the passive mechanism of poison liberation in other amphibians, we discovered that the Amazonian toad Rhaebo guttatus is unique because it can voluntarily squirt jets of poison from its parotoids.
Subject: Amphibia
Anura
Bufonidae
defence
granular glands
poison glands
Country: Holanda
Editor: Brill Academic Publishers
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1163/156853811X603724
Date Issue: 2011
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