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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 6
Diet of the frog Phrynobatrachus latifrons Ahl 1924 in two types of anthropogenic wetlands in West Africa

N’Guessan Emmanuel ASSEMIAN, N’Guessan Gustave ALIKO, Amara DOSSO, Awa KONE, Kotchi Yves BONY, Koffi Félix KONAN

We studied the diet of Phrynobatrachus latifrons in Daloa city shallows and Aghien freshwater lagoon wetland of Ivory Coast to understand diet regarding habitat types and food choice. Four prey categories were identified: Insecta, Myriapoda, Invertebrate debris and Plant material. Insects prey category, preferentially coleopterans and hymenopterans (Formicidae), were mainly consumed by this frog (abundance ≥86%, occurrence ≥ 65 %). Four insects order were absent to the diet of P. latifrons from Aghien lagoon. Conversely dipterans and trichoptera were absent to the diet of specimens from Daloa sites. Myriapoda and Plant materials were occasionally preyed in all sites (abundance ≤ 11%, occurrence ≤ 27%). Whatever the sex considered, the diet of this species was preferentially based on coleopterans and hymenopterans in all study sites. Though in Daloa shallows, female secondary preyed on lepidopteran. These prey compositions never differed significantly. Hence, this study revealed that P. latifrons is insectivorous.
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How to cite this article:
N’Guessan Emmanuel ASSEMIAN, N’Guessan Gustave ALIKO, Amara DOSSO, Awa KONE, Kotchi Yves BONY, Koffi Félix KONAN. Diet of the frog Phrynobatrachus latifrons Ahl 1924 in two types of anthropogenic wetlands in West Africa. J Entomol Zool Stud 2015;3(6):301-305.
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