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Title: Diet Composition of the Indian Rice Frog, Rana limnocharis, in Rice Fields of Central Japan
Authors: HIRAI, TOSHIAKI
MATSUI, MASAFUMI
Author's alias: 松井, 正文
Keywords: Rana limnocharis
Food habits
Insectivore
Artificial introduction
Colonization
Issue Date: Dec-2001
Publisher: Herpetological Society of Japan
Journal title: Current Herpetology
Volume: 20
Issue: 2
Start page: 97
End page: 103
Abstract: Rana limnocharis from rice fields of Nara, central Japan, fed on a wide variety of prey animals. Arthropods constituted 94. 8% in number and 52. 9% in volume of total prey items. Among prey taxa, ants (26. 9%) comprised the largest proportion in number, and earthworms (36. 2%) in volume. One froglet and one tadpole were also recovered from frog stomachs. The generalized food habits of R. limnocharis would ensure the establishment of populations of this species outside its natural range.
Rights: © 2001 by The Herpetological Society of Japan
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/216870
DOI(Published Version): 10.5358/hsj.20.97
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