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Study of an Edible Frog of Brazzaville: Hoplobatrachus occipitalis: Ranidae (Gunther, 1858)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Laboratory of Research for Animal Biology and Ecology, ENS, University Marien Ngouabi, B.P. 69 Brazzaville, CONGO
  • 2Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University Marien Ngouabi, B.P. 69 Brazzaville, CONGO
  • 3Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University Cheik Anta Diop Dakar, SENEGAL

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 1, Issue (6), Pages 10-17, October,10 (2012)

Abstract

The study of the morphometry and the dietary habits of an edible frog, hoplobatrachus occipitalis was carried out in three sites of Brazzaville: congo river (Mbamou island), Ngamboulou river (tests garden of Marien Ngouabi University) and Djoué river (Mafouta district). The frogs were fished with the line. The meaning size of these frogs varied according to the site, the body length of specimens of the Congo River (10.05 cm) was higher than those of specimens of Ngamboulou river (9.27 cm) and Djoué River (6.18 cm). Arthropods represent the most consumed preys with a preference for the coleopters.

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