Anuran species in a remnant of the Atlantic rainforest in an urban area

Marcio Marques Mageski, Thiago Silva-Soares, Charles Gladstone Duca Soares, Débora Cristina Baptista Medeiros de Oliveira Santos, Paulo Roberto De Jesus Filho, Larissa Corteletti da Costa, Rute Beatriz Garcia Clemente-Carvalho
2018 Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia  
Forest fragments in urban areas have many habitat resources that frogs use for refuge, reproduction and growth. Knowledge of an anuran assembly is the first step towards understanding the importance of these forest fragments in areas highly threatened by anthropogenic actions. We sampled anurans during the day and night from November 2012 to August 2013 through visual and acoustic surveys. We found 333 individuals belonging to 19 species. The highest richness and abundance were recorded in
more » ... re recorded in January whereas the lowest richness and abundance were recorded in June. Most species were found in open areas. Our results highlight the importance of well-studied urban fragments for the anuran community. The conservation of these habitats may ensure the viability of the ecological functions of this anuran community for the future.
doi:10.11606/1807-0205/2018.58.16 fatcat:nx5uhxcsengs7jzlupm2p4b4bm