Monitoring the behavior of the Common River Frog (<i>Amietia angolensis<i/>) with modern day technology Pit-tags.

  • Joanita Viviers
  • T. Orlekowsky
  • H. van Coller
  • L.H. du Preez

Abstract

The study was conducted in the North-West University Botanical Gardens where all 18 ponds provide habitat for the river frogs. A total of 117 river frogs were marked with pit-tags. Their movements in the garden, between and within ponds were monitored over a period of 12 months. Results showed that river frogs are active throughout the year and that males are more territorial than females.

Author Biographies

Joanita Viviers
School of Environmental Sciences and Development, African Amphibian Conservation Research Group
T. Orlekowsky
School of Environmental Sciences and Development, African Amphibian Conservation Research Group
H. van Coller
School of Environmental Sciences and Development, African Amphibian Conservation Research Group
L.H. du Preez
School of Environmental Sciences and Development, African Amphibian Conservation Research Group
Published
2012-04-02
Section
Conference Abstracts