Staging of larval polypedates Otilophus (Anura: Rhacophoridae)

Siti Hajar, Ariffin (2014) Staging of larval polypedates Otilophus (Anura: Rhacophoridae). [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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The staging of larvae is important to understand the natural history of anuran amphibians, as it undergoes dramatic changes in morphological form. A large tree frog, Polypedates otilophus is staged for its larval development. A total of 13 individual tadpoles and two clutches of foam nests of P. otilophus were collected from the Frog Pond of Kubah National Park. The larval development is recorded starting from Stage 26 until complete metamorphosis. The information of changes in morphological features; limb development and tail resorption, and time taken (in days) are recorded. Polypedates otilophus took 94 to 108 days to complete metamorphosis, starting from the day of hatching. Gosner (1960) standardised staging table is referred in documenting the metamorphosis of Polypedates otilophus.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polypedates otilophus, Staging, Larvae, Metamorphosis, Morphological.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 02:23
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 02:23

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