publication . Thesis . 2014

Species diversity, habitat utilization and blood parasites of amphibians in and around Ndumo Game Reserve / Edward Charles Netherlands

Netherlands, Edward Charles;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Paraguay
Ndumo Game Reserve is the only officially protected area within the Phongolo Floodplain; an area in the northern parts of KwaZulu-­‐Natal known to boast a rich diversity of amphibians, thus becoming one of the focal areas for this study. The study’s aim was to monitor and record amphibian diversity, as well as associated blood parasite biodiversity. For the purpose of monitoring, a number of active and passive techniques were employed. Habitat preferences for the expected species were divided into five types, namely endorheic, lacustrine, palustrine, riverine and terrestrial. Endorheic habitats were found to harbour the highest diversity (70%) of frog species. A...
free text keywords: Amphibian, Haemoparasite, Haematozoan, Passive acoustic monitoring, PCR, Polychromatic, Song meter
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