Distribution and species richness of amphibians in Awi zone and Wombera District, Northwest Ethiopia

Teme AK       

Abstract

The study conducted to describe the distribution and species richness of amphibians found in Awi zone and Wombera district.The present study deals with amphibian species distribution and richness at Awi zone and Wombera district during the period February 15 to March 5/ 2016. Visual encounter survey method was used in careful visual estimation and amphibians were recorded in all possible habitats of the study area. The total of eleven amphibian species are recorded, belonging to 5 genera in four families under order anura  in the Awi zone and Wombera District. Alelitu river and wetland at the Wombera district had the highest species richness which accounts for 7 species and Mengeha (Ambiki) wetland followed by 6 species from Awi zone. This study reveals that the Awi zone and Wombera district are rich in amphibian species and endemism. Further studies are needed on the abundance and population structure across seasonal variation , habitat use by amphibians for better understanding and also impose of several conservation strategies in Awi zone and Wombera  district, in particular Alelitu wetland and river near to the town Debrezeit ( town of Wombera district).


MS Received Date:   2016-06-30  MS Accepted Date:  2016-08-01  MS Published Date:  2016-08-22
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Teme AK "Distribution and species richness of amphibians in Awi zone and Wombera District, Northwest Ethiopia" Journal of Zoology Studies 3.4 (2016): 1-6.
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