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Volume 1 | Number 1 | April 2009 v1i1.3 taprobanica 1 1

v1i1.3

Volume 1 | Number 1 | April 2009
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)
DOI:10.47605/tapro.v1i1.3

Submitted date: 04 November 2008
Accepted date: 05 January 2009
Published date: 06 April 2009
Pp. 16–18

MUTUALISM IN Ramanella nagaoi MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI & PETHIYAGODA, 2001 (AMPHIBIA : MICROHYLIDAE) AND Poecilotheria SPECIES (ARACNIDA : THEREPOSIDAE) FROM SRI LANKA

D.M.S. Suranjan Karunarathna & A.A. Thasun Amarasinghe*
*Corresponding author. E-mail: thasun.taprobanica@gmail.com

Ramanella nagaoi is an endemic and vulnerable species of Family Microhylidae distributed in lowland wet zone rain forests and reproduce and live in and around tree hollows. This article presents some aspects of mutualism of R. nagaoi with Poecilotheria ornata and P. (cf.) subfusca thereposid spiders in random field visits during the past seven years. This is the first observation of this symbiotic behaviour.
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