SPECIES COMPOSITION OF AMPHIBIAN IN GUNUNGKELIR STREAM, JATIMULYO VILLAGE, KULON PROGO

https://doi.org/10.22146/teknosains.5988

Tony Febri Qurniawan dan Trijoko(1*)

(1) Laboratorium Taksonomi Hewan Fakultas Biologi Universitas Gadjah Mada
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


Gunungkelir stream is located in Jatimulyo village, western part of Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta Province.
The ecosystem that surrounds Gunungkelir stream looks natural and unpolluted, it is possible for good living
environment of amphibians. However, the database about diversity of Amphibians in Gunungkelir stream has
not been revealed. This research was done to study species diversity, species richness, species composition and
distribution of amphibians in Gunungkelir stream as an effort to support the sustainability of amphibians live
from extinction. The research was done on January-May 2009, at night. The VES (Visual Encounter Survey)
method with line transects 250 m were used. A total 11 species of amphibians from 6 different amphibia families
were identified. Phrynoidis aspera, Leptobrachium hasseltii and Hylarana chalconota are dominant species. The
higest percentage of amphibians population was tadpole (38%), followed by male (35%), female (21%), and the
least were juvenile (6%). During the survey, different species of amphibians were observed with their own range
of spatial distribution.


Keywords


Amphibi, community structure, Gunungkelir stream

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/teknosains.5988

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