Field observation of egg brooding in the caecilian Caudacaecilia asplenia from Sabah, Malaysia (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae)

Kanto, Nishikawa and Masafumi, Matsui and Paul Y. Imbun and Ahmad Sudin and Maklarin Lakim and Maryati Mohamed, Datin (2008) Field observation of egg brooding in the caecilian Caudacaecilia asplenia from Sabah, Malaysia (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 56 (1). pp. 205-208. ISSN 0217-2445

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Abstract

We provide the first report of egg brooding in the caecilian amphibian Caudacaecilia asplenia in Borneo. This is also the first observation of eggs and brooding for the genus. Brooding habits of this species are basically similar to those of species of the other ichthyophiid genus, Ichthyophis. Eggs (n = 16) were laid and guarded by a female under a decaying log on a stream bank. These eggs seemed to have been laid recently following rainy nights. The breeding ecology of Caudacaecilia is briefly discussed. © National University of Singapore.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Caecilian, Caudacaecilia asplenia, Egg brooding, Sabah
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL1-991 Zoology > QL605-739.8 Chordates. Vertebrates > QL640-669.3 Reptiles and amphibians
Divisions: INSTITUTE > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2011 14:52
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 11:49
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/2746

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