The inguinal macroglands of the frog Physalaemus nattereri (Leptodactylidae): structure, toxic secretion and relationship with deimatic behaviour

@inproceedings{LenziMattos2005TheIM,
  title={The inguinal macroglands of the frog Physalaemus nattereri (Leptodactylidae): structure, toxic secretion and relationship with deimatic behaviour},
  author={R. Lenzi-Mattos and Marta Marta Antoniazzi and C{\'e}lio F. B. Haddad and Denise Vilarinho Tambourgi and Miguel Rodrigues and Carlos Jared},
  year={2005}
}
Amphibian skin is characterized by the presence of mucous glands, related to cutaneous breathing, reproduction and water balance, and granular glands, related to the production of toxins used in defence. In some species the granular glands can form accumulations in certain regions of the body. This is the case for inguinal macroglands of the leptodactylid frog Physalaemus nattereri, where these structures form a pair of black discs associated with deimatic behaviour. The morphology of the… CONTINUE READING

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