Study

Captive breeding and husbandry of Scinax perpusillus at São Paulo Zoo: preliminary action for ex situ conservation of Scinax alcatraz (Anura: Hylidae)

  • Published source details Lisboa C.S. & Vaz R.I. (2012) Captive breeding and husbandry of Scinax perpusillus at São Paulo Zoo: preliminary action for ex situ conservation of Scinax alcatraz (Anura: Hylidae). Herpetological Review, 43, 435-437.

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Amphibians: Identify and breed a similar species to refine husbandry techniques prior to working with target species

Action Link
Management of Captive Animals

Captive breeding frogs

Action Link
Amphibian Conservation
  1. Amphibians: Identify and breed a similar species to refine husbandry techniques prior to working with target species

    A small, replicated study in 2009–2010 of Scinax perpusillus at São Paulo Zoo, Brazil, carried out to develop methods for breeding Scinax alcatrazin (2), found that eggs were produced in captivity. Five batches of 4–77 eggs were laid in 2010 by one female. Two of three adult males died during the year. The three males, one female and six larvae were wild caught in 2009. Following five months quarantine, adults were housed at 12–27°C in a glass tank (70 x 30 x 45 cm) with a water dish and plants. Tanks were misted once or twice a day and before breeding an ultra-sonic fogger was turned on for 10 hours overnight three times a week. Management and husbandry protocols were established using this species in preparation for attempted captive breeding of Scinax alcatrazin.

  2. Captive breeding frogs

    A small, replicated study in 2009–2010 of Scinax perpusillus at São Paulo Zoo, Brazil (Lisboa & Vaz 2012) found that eggs were produced in captivity. Five batches of 4–77 eggs were laid in 2010 by one female. Two of three adult males died during the year. The three males, one female and six larvae were wild caught in 2009. Following five months quarantine, adults were housed at 12–27°C in a glass tank (70 x 30 x 45 cm) with a water dish and plants. Tanks were misted once or twice a day and before breeding an ultra-sonic fogger was turned on for 10 hours overnight three times a week. Management and husbandry protocols were established using this species in preparation for attempted captive breeding of Scinax alcatrazin (see Lisboa 2012).

     

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