Assessment of amphibian environment through Physico-chemical analysis in Pakistan

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Assessment of amphibian environment through Physico-chemical analysis in Pakistan

Kalsoom Shaikh, Ghulam Sarwar Gachal, Saima Qayoom Memon, Naveed Ahmed Sodho, Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh
J. Bio. Env. Sci.5( 3), 255-261, September 2014.
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Abstract

Nonoptimal water quality has dreadful effects on d evelopment and survival of amphibians, especially their eggs and larvae are more susceptible as cannot resist against harmful components of their aquatic habitat by moving away. Therefore Physicochemical nature of amphibia n habitats located in three Talukas of District Hyderabad was analyzed for the period of one year (2012) through parameters including pH, Electric Conductivity (EC), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total Hardness (THar d), Total Alkalinity (TAlk) and Carbon dioxide (CO 2) via using specific instrumentation and titration methods. Environmental study indicated water contamination due to high level of all the parameters except pH which may make environment intolerable for amphibian fauna in whole study area.

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