Diet Habits of Frogs (Family: Megophryidae) in Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Borneo

Muhamad Affan, Bin Ab Azid (2017) Diet Habits of Frogs (Family: Megophryidae) in Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Borneo. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Megophryidae (commonly known as the litter frogs) is a large family of frog native to the warm southeast Asia. The aim of this study was to determine the diet choice of frogs in family Megophyridae and whether there is relationship between predator snout vent length and prey length. The present study was conducted in a well-known hotspot for frogs in Kubah National Park comprising of primary rainforest. Frogs was caught in the field and their stomachs were flushed and extracted. Stomach flushing method can be used for large and small size frogs while the stomach extracting method was used for smaller size frogs. The stomach content was retrieved, sorted to prey categories and the diet was analyzed. The stomach contents were also analyzed and identified in laboratory using microscope. Based on the results, it was shown that the diet habits of frog in family Megophryidae were influenced by predator snout vent length as the bigger snout vent length consume the bigger length of prey.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (BSc.) - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak , 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: diet, Megophryidae family, snout ventral length, stomach flushing, stomach extracting, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 08:20
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 08:20
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/27976

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