Resourse use and foraging tactics in a south Indian amphibian community

Das, I. (1996) Resourse use and foraging tactics in a south Indian amphibian community. Journal of South Asian Natural History, 2 (1). pp. 1-30. ISSN 1022-0828

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Abstract

This study looks at resource (trophic, spatial and temporal) use and foraging tactics in a community of eight species of anuran amphibians at a seasonal locality in south India. Within the community, the species are differentiated into a sit-and-wait group, which are large, cryptic and sedentary foragers showing a relatively wide dietary spectrum; and a widely foraging group, whose members are aposematically coloured, and actively forage on a few prey types. However, there are indications that these modes represent ■ two ends of a continuum, with some species showing greater plasticity in prey use than others. Sympatric species, except dietary specialists, were found to generally overlap broadly in diet. Microhabitats are partitioned to a greater degree than food, the most closely related species, which tend to show similar diets, selecting different foraging areas

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: resource use, community, niche, foraging, amphibians,unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2016 01:33
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 01:33
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11662

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