Evaluation of the Amphibian Fauna of the Semi-arid and Arid Grassland Habitats in and around the Mayureshwar, Rehekuri, and Karmala Wildlife Sanctuaries in Maharashtra, India

Authors

  • Nikhil Dandekar Institute of Natural History, Education and Research (INHER), c-26/9, Ketan Heights, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra-411038, India
  • Varun Kherr Institute of Natural History, Education and Research (INHER), c-26/9, Ketan Heights, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra-411038, India
  • Chaitanya Risbud Institute of Natural History, Education and Research (INHER), c-26/9, Ketan Heights, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra-411038, India
  • Mayuresh Kulkarni Institute of Natural History, Education and Research (INHER), c-26/9, Ketan Heights, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra-411038, India
  • Makarand Ketkar Institute of Natural History, Education and Research (INHER), c-26/9, Ketan Heights, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra-411038, India
  • Srushti Bhave Institute of Natural History, Education and Research (INHER), c-26/9, Ketan Heights, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra-411038, India
  • Pushkar Pansalkar A/2, Ajinkyanagari, Karvenagar, Pune, Maharashtra-411052, India
  • Shauri Sulakhe Institute of Natural History, Education and Research (INHER), c-26/9, Ketan Heights, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra-411038, India
  • Sunil Limaye APCCF (WL) West, Mumbai, (formerly CCF–WL Pune Division), Maharashtra State Forest Department, Near Old MHB Colony, L.T. Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra-400091, India
  • Anand Padhye Institute of Natural History, Education and Research (INHER) and Department of Zoology, MES Abasaheb Garware College, Karve Road, Pune, Maharashtra-411004, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17161/randa.v27i2.14023

Abstract

Few studies document amphibian species composition from arid and semiarid environments. Scattered
bodies of water in the semi-arid and arid landscape around Pune, Maharashtra, India, could be viable amphibian habitats; however; information on amphibians using these bodies of water is not available. In a preliminary study, we assessed the amphibian diversity and population status in three wildlife sanctuaries and surrounding areas near Pune. We also compared the use of artificial and natural ponds by amphibians and surveyed the amphibians for the presence of the chytrid fungus.

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Published

2020-07-16

How to Cite

Dandekar, N., Kherr, V., Risbud, C., Kulkarni, M. ., Ketkar, M., Bhave, S., Pansalkar, P., Sulakhe, S., Limaye, S., & Padhye, A. (2020). Evaluation of the Amphibian Fauna of the Semi-arid and Arid Grassland Habitats in and around the Mayureshwar, Rehekuri, and Karmala Wildlife Sanctuaries in Maharashtra, India . Reptiles & Amphibians, 27(2), 129–136. https://doi.org/10.17161/randa.v27i2.14023