Diet Of Five Common Anurans Found In Disturbed Areas In Northern Peninsular Malaysia

Yap , Chee Hui (2015) Diet Of Five Common Anurans Found In Disturbed Areas In Northern Peninsular Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Abstract

Analisis kandungan perut lima spesies katak yang biasa dijumpai di kawasan terganggu , iaitu Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799), Polypedates leucomystax (Gravenhorst, 1829), Microhyla heymonsi (Vogt, 1911), Microhyla butleri (Boulenger, 1900) dan Microhyla fissipes (Boulenger, 1884), telah dijalankan dari Oktober 2012 hingga Mac 2013. Sebanyak 387 spesimen telah dikumpulkan dari dua belas terganggu kawasan di utara Semenanjung Malaysia, yang terdiri daripada 120 ekor D. melanostictus, 86 ekor M. butleri, 77 ekor M. fissipes, 53 ekor M. heymonsi dan 51 ekor P. leucomystax. Sebanyak 42 kumpulan mangsa telah dikenal pasti (sekurang-kurangnya ke tahap famili), dengan 14 kumpulan mangsa yang juga ditemui dalam persekitaran kawasan kajian dengan menggunakan perangkap pelekat. Analyses of stomach contents of five species of commonly found disturbed area frogs, namely Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799), Polypedates leucomystax (Gravenhorst, 1829), Microhyla heymonsi (Vogt, 1911), Microhyla butleri (Boulenger, 1900) and Microhyla fissipes (Boulenger, 1884), were carried out from October 2012 until March 2013. A total of 387 specimens were collected from twelve disturbed areas in northern Peninsular Malaysia, consisting of 120 individuals of D. melanostictus, 86 M. butleri, 77 M. fissipes, 53 M. heymonsi and 51 P. leucomystax. A total of 42 prey groups were identified (at least to family level), with 14 of the prey groups also found in the environment using glue traps. Platygasteridae, Formicidae and Araneae were present in the diets of all five anuran species.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH1 Natural history (General - Including nature conservation, geographical distribution)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kajihayat (School of Biological Sciences) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Firdaus Mohamad
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2016 04:18
Last Modified: 17 May 2018 03:12
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/30381

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