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Sujith V., Gopalan and Remya , R. and Santhosh Kumar , K and Sanil, George (2012) A NOTE ON THE COLOURMORPHISM OF RAORCHESTES AKROPARALLAGI FROM WESTERN GHATS. Biodiversity Utilization and threats 2012. pp. 805-810.

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Abstract

The Western Ghats, a hot spot of biodiversity, is known to harbour almost 325 globally threaten species and also possess a high degree of endemism, especially in the case of lower vertebrates like Fishes, Reptiles and Amphibians. This endemism has been attributed to the prevailing geographical, climatic and phenological conditions providing the necessary humid environment and habitat. Amphibians form an important faunal group of this region, but are incompletely documented; as the tropical forest areas of Southern Western Ghats is known to be a hot spot of Amphibian diversity, as a very high number of species been reported from the area and still more awaiting discovery and identification. We used evidence from DNA barcoding of mitochondrial genes (16SrRNA and CO1) to investigate the colourmorphism of Raorchestes akroparallagi from its range. The frog species Raorchestes akroparallagi is known to show a high degree of colour variation in life (Biju and Bossuyt 2009). We hereby report six colour morphs from the Species, with the support mitochondrial markers and photographs

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Colourmorphism, Raorchestes Akroparallagi And DNA Barcoding
Subjects: Chemical Biology
Depositing User: Rgcb Library
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 09:04
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 09:05
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/805

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