Study on anuran along riparian in Mesilau Nature Park, Sabah

Chang, Sheau Tsuey (2008) Study on anuran along riparian in Mesilau Nature Park, Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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A study was conducted to estimate the species diversity, composition and abundance of riverine anuran in Mesilau Nature Park (MNP). MNP is situated at 1850 m to 1950 m a.s.l between the tropical lower and upper montane forest region. Sampling was done at night, once every four weeks time, starting from September to December 2007. Riparian frogs were sampled along the two 250m X 10m transect lines at Mesilau River and Tibabar Stream. Thirteen anuran species were identified from a total of 43 individuals caught. The 13 species were Philautus amoenus, Philautus petersi, Philautus longicrus, Philautus mjobergi, Philautus aurantium, Rhacophorus angulirostris, Ansonia juliginea, Leptolalax arayai, Megophrys baluensis, Limnonectes finchi, Ingerana baluensis, Meristogenys amoropalamus and Meristogenys whiteheadi. They were from four families namely: - Bufonidae, Megophryidae, Ranidae and Rhacophoridae where Rhacophoridae was the most dominant (77%). Phi/autus amoenus (42%) was the most abundant frog species recognised. The other 11 species of anuran had an average of two individuals for each species. The total density calculated was 21.5 individual/ha. There were four different types of microhabitat for frogs: on rock, plant leaves, twig of woody plants and epiphyte. The riparian of MNP has species diversity of 0.7973 and evenness of 0.0965 with dominance value of 0.4186.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: riverine anuran, Mesilau Nature Park, Riparian frog, density, microhabitat, diversity, composition, abundance
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 02:57
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 03:54

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