A preliminary study on the amphibian diversity in different habitats of Amravati district, Maharashtra
Gajanan A Wagh, Amol S Rawankar, Vivek Sharma and Jayant S Wadatkar
The present paper deals with amphibian diversity of Amravati district in the different habitats including Melghat forest of the Satpura range. This study was carried out on the basis of previous photographic records and extensive survey conducted during the period of June 2016 to September 2016 in study area. A rapid survey method was involved in careful visual estimation and photographic evidences of amphibians were recorded in all possible habitats of the study area. A total of 11 species of amphibians belonging to 4 families and 9 genera were recorded. This study showed that the Amravati District including, Melghat forest area was found rich in amphibian diversity and support many more species. It was a preliminary study on the amphibian diversity but further studies are needed for addition of new species, and habitat use by amphibians.
Gajanan A Wagh, Amol S Rawankar, Vivek Sharma, Jayant S Wadatkar. A preliminary study on the amphibian diversity in different habitats of Amravati district, Maharashtra. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(1):158-162.