Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies


Volume 2, Issue 5


Assessment of Physico-chemical parameters in the amphibian environment in District Hyderabad Sindh, Pakistan

Author(s): Kalsoom Shaikh, Saima Qayoom Memon, Gulam Serwar Gachal, Rafi uz Zaman Brohi, Mohammad Yusuf Shaikh

Abstract: Amphibians are integral part of global diversity since these wild animals play a significant role in maintaining ecosystem within balanced state and occupy a distinct position of economic importance. Therefore their decline is a main issue caused by many reasons including environmental contamination. In the perspective of non-optimal impact of contaminants on amphibians, present study proposed to evaluate Physico-chemical parameters in their environment for the period of one year (2013) in District Hyderabad. The parameters: pH, electric conductivity (EC) and total dissolved solids (TDS) were analyzed by using pH meter and conductivity meter. The results indicated water contamination in all eight amphibian dwellings due to EC (3277.9±1301.2) and TDS (2071.7±562.7), while pH was within normal value. This unsuitable environmental condition may make amphibian survival difficult in the study area.

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