International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 679

Article in Press

Biodiversity of Anurans from Three Cocoa farms in Ondo State, Nigeria

M.O Oniya and A.L Adeyekun

  •  Received: 16 May 2019
  •  Accepted: 04 July 2019
The research investigated the biodiversity of amphibians from cocoa farms in Ondo state. A total of 38 anurans were collected from three Cocoa farms, by handpicking under leaf litters, inside gullies, along river banks flowing through the farms and on trees. In all cases collection was done between 20:00 hrs and 05:00 hrs. Collected specimens were transported in sealed but ventilated containers to the Laboratory where identification was done to species level using standard keys. The identified anurans were from five (5) genera including Hemisus, Ptychadena, Hylarana, Sclerophrys and Xenopus. The conservation status of each identified species is discussed and recommendations made on how best to protect these bio-indicators.

Keywords: Anurans, Biodiversity, Cocoa farm, Conservation status, Ondo state.