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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 114-120
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.014


Morphometric Studies on Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799) Anura: Bufonidae from Central India, Bhopal (MP) with Special Reference to their Mortality by Roads
Amit Kotwal1*, Rajni Raina2 and Ashwani Wanganeo1
1Department of Environmental Sciences and Limnology Barkatullah University,Bhopal (MP), India
2Department of Zoology, Govt. Science and Commerce College (Benazir), Bhopal (MP) India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Based on 60 days of field visits (June 2014 to December 2014) a total of 281 specimens of Indian common toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus) were spotted.  Statistical analysis with traditional morphometry was performed to analyze the intra population variation in Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Anura: Bufonidae) from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. In this paper we have presented morphological variation in 20 individuals of Duttaphrynus melanostictus. Regression analysis was performed for three morphometric variables viz., Head width(HW) with Snout vent length(SVL) and Hind limb length (HLL) with Snout vent length (SVL) and fitted regression equation y = 0.2995x - 0.0103 (R² =1) and y = 1.0247x – 0.0381(R² = 1) respectively were obtained for the species.  Besides this during current work we have observed various anthropogenic pressures but road kill is seen one of the main factor causing amphibian mortality.


Keywords: Duttaphrynus melanostictus, Amphibians,Road kill, Morphological characteristics, Bhopal.
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Amit Kotwal, Rajni Raina and Ashwani Wanganeo. 2016. Morphometric Studies on Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799) Anura: Bufonidae from Central India, Bhopal (MP) with Special Reference to their Mortality by RoadsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 114-120. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.014