Field observation of an adult red-snouted treefrog Scinax ruber (Anura, Hylidae) being consumed by a giant fishing spider Ancylometes rufus (Araneae, Ctenidae)

Field observation of an adult red-snouted treefrog Scinax ruber (Anura, Hylidae) being consumed by a giant fishing spider Ancylometes rufus (Araneae, Ctenidae)

Carlos Eduardo Costa-Campos, Juliana Gonçalves Corrêa, Pedro Ferreira França, Jackson Cleiton Sousa, Yrlan Kleison Soeiro Avelar & Pedro Hugo Esteves Silva urn:lsid:zoobank.org: pub:48DE5166-59C9-49EC-975F-8F91E42ED178 We report here predation of the giant fishing spider Ancylometes rufus on the red-snouted treefrog Scinax ruber, observed in an Amazonian rainforest in northern Brazil. We also review the available literature on predation of this spider species on anurans.
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