Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2016, Page: 64-67
Antipredator Mechanism of Hylarana nigrovittata (Blyth, 1856) (Anura: Ranide) from Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
Shahriza Shahrudin, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Received: Oct. 18, 2016;       Accepted: Nov. 8, 2016;       Published: Dec. 12, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.eeb.20160103.14      View  2443      Downloads  51
Abstract
In this study, Hylarana nigrovittata was used as specimen organism to explore antipredator behaviour. In March 2016, five adult males of H. nigrovittata were collected from its natural habitat at Lata Bayu, Baling, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. When these specimens released in an open area, they leaped in various directions and showed several defensive mechanisms. Active escape is the main strategy and observed in all the specimens. Death feigning behaviour was shown by specimen 1 and 4, crouching down by specimen 3 and stiff-legged by specimen 4. However, specimen 2 and 5 hasn’t shown any defensive strategy except the active escape. These findings revealed the antipredator mechanism developed by H. nigrovittata, for a protection against the potential predators.
Keywords
Anura, Defensive Strategy, Hylarana nigrovittata, Peninsular Malaysia, Stream
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Shahriza Shahrudin, Antipredator Mechanism of Hylarana nigrovittata (Blyth, 1856) (Anura: Ranide) from Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2016, pp. 64-67. doi: 10.11648/j.eeb.20160103.14
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