Diet of the giant toad, Bufo marinus (Amphibia: salientia), in a coastal habitat of the Philippines. (323)

Authors

  • Philbert E. Pamintuan De La Salle University
  • Christopher K. Starr De La Salle University

Keywords:

Biological control, Bufo marinus, Diet, Giant toad, Marine toad

Abstract

In Batangas province, Philippines, Bufo marinus consumes a broad variety of land arthropods and ingests substantial amounts of plant matter and inorganic debris. Termites, ants and beetles make up the largest number of prey. It appears on the whole to be agriculturally beneficial. A minority of toads collected while active were found to have fasted on at least one preceding night.

Author Biographies

Philbert E. Pamintuan, De La Salle University

Biology Department

Christopher K. Starr, De La Salle University

Biology Department

Published

2016-09-09

Issue

Section

Research Notes