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dc.contributor.author Okeyo, Daniel O.
dc.contributor.author Kashea, Martha M.
dc.contributor.author Kandjengo, Lineekela
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-27T06:45:00Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-27T06:45:00Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Okeyo, D.O., Kashea, M.M & Kandjengo, L. (2014). The Feeding habits of the Giant African Bullfrog (Anura: Pyxicephalidae: Pyxicephalus Adspersus Tschudi, 1839) of the Cuvelai Drainage System in Northern Namibia. International Science & Technology Journal of Namibia, 4, 62-71. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 20267673
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1412
dc.description.abstract The recorded diet of the giant African bullfrog Pyxicephalus adspersus of the Cuvelai drainage plains (the oshanas) of northern Namibia is presented. Among all the stomach contents; insects accounted for the greatest diversity of the orders recorded. The most abundant prey items to the juvenile frogs come from Orthoptera (20.0%), Lepidoptera (16.0%), Isoptera (15.5%), Coleoptera (12.0%), while to the adult frogs also come from Orthoptera (20.0%) but followed by Coleoptera (11.8%), Odontata (11.0%) and Hemiptera (10.0%) in that hierarchical order. A habit of cannibalism is indicated; tadpoles form the fifth (11.0%) and second (13.1%) most important food item for juvenile and adult frogs, respectively. Diet shift is evident, from ants to tadpoles and beetles as the frogs become larger. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject African bullfrog en_US
dc.subject Pyxicephalus adspersus en_US
dc.subject Bullfrog feeding habits en_US
dc.subject Cuvelai drainage plains en_US
dc.title The Feeding habits of the Giant African Bullfrog (Anura: Pyxicephalidae: Pyxicephalus Adspersus Tschudi, 1839) of the Cuvelai Drainage System in Northern Namibia en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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