publication . Bachelor thesis . 2015

Prey specialization and diet of frogs in Borneo

Ahlm, Kristoffer;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Earlier studies of the diet of frogs indicate that most adult frogs are mainly insectivorous. Overall, frogs are viewed more as generalists than specialists in terms of their diet. However, despite earlier studies, there are still gaps in our knowledge regarding what frogs tend to eat and the degree of specialization. The aim of this study was to investigate the diet choice of frogs in a tropical ecosystem. The present study was conducted in a well-known hotspot for frogs with 66 of the 156 known frog species in Borneo found in a protected area comprising of primary rainforest.   Frogs were caught in the field and their stomachs were flushed. The stomach content...
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free text keywords: specialization, frogs, diet, stomachflushing
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