Diversity and ecology of anurans at selected streams in Taman Negara Johor Endau Rompin, Malaysia

Awang, Muhammad Taufik (2017) Diversity and ecology of anurans at selected streams in Taman Negara Johor Endau Rompin, Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

Malaysia is fortunate and proud to become one of the world’s greatest centers of biodiversity. It has a lot of tropical rainforest and one of the examples is Taman Negara Johor Endau Rompin (TNJER). TNJER has been recognized as one of the special areas since the early 1950s due to the uniqueness of its forest, the richness of its biodiversity and the invaluable beauty of its nature. In addition, the forest is estimated to be at least 248 million years old based on the features of rock formations. This study was carried out only at Peta area, for nine months. This study only focused on three streams namely; Sungai (Sg.) Da'ah, Sg. Semawak, and Sg. Kawal using the Visual Encounter Survey (VES) method. Twenty species of anurans, belonging to 15 genera and five families, were documented in this study. Ranidae is the richest families, followed by Bufonidae, Microhylidae, Dicroglossidae and Rhacophoridae. In addition, an updated checklist of anuran fauna has been produced listing a total of 54 species with two locality records for TNJER, namely Microhyla palmipes and Philautus petersi. Besides, the endemic species; Ansonia endauensis and Ingerophrynus gollum still can be found during the sampling time. The results indicated that all species within the three streams have low dominancy and the species are evenly distributed. Meanwhile based on estimators, there is a possibility of adding up one to seven more species to the species community. From the evaluation of the estimators, ACE and Chao 1 seem to be the most reliable estimators among seven others. These findings are very useful, as they contribute to a better understanding of anuran diversity in TNJER, and can become a reference point in understanding more about the overall diversity of anuran species in Johor.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL605-739.8 Chordates. Vertebrates > QL640-669.3 Reptiles and amphibians
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Technology and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Mrs. Sabarina Che Mat
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2021 02:47
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 02:47
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/834

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