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Volume 7 | Number 4 | November 2015 v7i4.203 cover 74


Volume 7 | Number 4 | November 2015
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 10 September 2014
Accepted date: 2 April 2015
Published date: 15 August 2015
Pp. 262.

Opportunistic feeding behavior of Nilgiri frog (Zakerana nilgirica)

J.L. Princy*, P. Kannan, P.S. Kumar, S. Nisha, B. Ramakrishnan, A. Veeramani, A. Samson & S. Karthick
*Corresponding author. E-mail: leonaprincymsc@gmail.com

A Dicroglossid frog, Zakerana nilagirica, has been observed opportunistically feeding on a Rhacophorid frog Raorchestes ravii Zachariah et al., 2011. Both species are endemic to the southern Western Ghats. Z. nilagirica is known from only two populations: Wayanad in Kerala and the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu at 800–1600 m elevations while, R. ravii is known from a single locality, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu at 1890 m elevation. Z. nilagirica is listed as Endangered.

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