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Gayen D, Deuti K. First report of Fejervarya moodiei (Taylor, 1920) (Amphibia: Anura: Dicroglossidae) from the state of West Bengal, India. JAD 2021; 3 (3) :1-7
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1- PG Department of Conservation Biology, Durgapur Government College, Durgapur-713214, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India , debayangayen123@gmail.com
2- Zoological Survey of India, F.P.S. Building, 27 JL Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Taylor’s Mangrove crab-eating Frog, Fejervarya moodiei (Taylor) which was reported first from the Indian Subcontinent in 2016, is being reported for the first time from West Bengal State, eastern India, based on collections comprising a total of three specimens from South 24 Parganas District from 1983 to 2008, and photographic record of an uncollected specimen in 2019. The species is compared with Fejervarya cancrivora Gravenhorst, with which it is mostly confused.
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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2021/04/6 | Accepted: 2021/05/24 | Published: 2021/09/30

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