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Tagoon M D T, Donato J L, Susulan T B, Vitor K C A, Mamora S H T, Delima-Baron E M. Rapid assessment of anurans of Panigan-Tamugan watershed, Davao City, Mindanao Island, Philippines. Journal of Animal Diversity 2022; 4 (4)
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1- School of Business Management, Education, Arts and Sciences, San Pedro College, Davao City 8000, Davao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines , marian.tagoon@gmail.com
2- EGIP Foundation Inc, # 14 Alaminos St., Rolling Hills Subdivision, Bacaca, Davao City 8000, Davao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines
3- GIS Practitioner, Barangay Tibungco, Davao City 8000, Davao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines
4- Department of Arts and Sciences Education, University of Mindanao Tagum College, Tagum City, Philippines
5- Natural Science Department, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Southeastern Philippines – Obrero, Davao City 8000, Davao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines
6- Research, Publication, and Innovation Center, San Pedro College, Davao City 8000, Davao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines
Abstract:   (1051 Views)
Data on anurans in Davao City watersheds remains depauperate. This study provides the first account of anurans of the Panigan-Tamugan watershed using visual encounter survey (VES) and microhabitat searches along fifteen 10 × 10 m belt transects. A total of 14 species belonging to 11 genera and five families were recorded for all three sampling sites in the Panigan-Tamugan Watershed. Eleven out of 14 anurans species documented in this survey are endemic to the Philippines. Anuran families recorded during the survey included Bufonidae (n= 3), Dicroglossidae (n= 4), Megophryidae (n= 2), Ranidae (n= 1), and Rhacophoridae (n= 4). Additional records of anurans from this study, namely Fejervarya vittigera, Occidozyga laevis, Pelophryne brevipes, and Philautus worcesteri, increased the number of species known from watershed areas of Davao City, as they were not reported in previous inventories conducted in the city. Species richness data may not necessarily reflect the true number of species in the site. Future studies should include an increased number of transects and man hours. Although the list comprises the limited information on this taxon in watersheds, more inventories are necessary for a full understanding of anuran composition in the city's several watersheds.
     
Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2022/08/27 | Accepted: 2022/11/20 | Published: 2022/12/3

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