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Ecology of Ameiva ameiva Sauria, Teiidae in the sandy coastal plain of Guriri, Sao Mateus, ES Ecologia de Ameiva ameiva Sauria, Teiidae na Restinga de Guriri, Sao Mateus, Espirito Santo, sudeste do Brasil


, : Ecology of Ameiva ameiva Sauria, Teiidae in the sandy coastal plain of Guriri, Sao Mateus, ES Ecologia de Ameiva ameiva Sauria, Teiidae na Restinga de Guriri, Sao Mateus, Espirito Santo, sudeste do Brasil. Boletim do Museu de Biologia Mello Leitao. Julho; 15: 5-15

The lizard Ameiva ameiva (Sauria: Teiidae) has a broad geographic distribution and occupies a diversity of ecosystems. Herein, we assessed ecological aspects of A. ameiva in the sandy coastal plain of Guriri, Municipality of Sao Mateus, north of Espirito Santo State. We collected 53 specimens, of which 25 were males, 21 were females, and 7 could not be sexed. The snout-vent length varied from 34.2 to 126.0 mm (mean=74.2 mm; s= 22.16 mm; n= 53), and the total weight varied from 1.5 to 77.2 g (mean= 21.8 g; s= 17.82 g; n= 53). Stomach content analysis showed that A. ameiva fed most frequently on Blattodea (75.0%), termites (28.85%), and coleopteran larvae (19.23%). In terms of number of prey ingested, the main food items were termites (75.41 %), followed by Blattodea (16.17%), and coleopteran larvae (4.78%). Number of prey varied from 1 to 123 per stomach (mean= 12.4; s= 25.99; n= 606). Individuals of A. ameiva smaller than 59 mm SVL fed mainly on termites (64.28%), whereas larger individuals consumed mostly Blattodea (75.0%).


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