The amphibian’s fauna of a West African forest relict near a hydroelectric Dam (Southwest of Côte d’Ivoire)

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The amphibian’s fauna of a West African forest relict near a hydroelectric Dam (Southwest of Côte d’Ivoire)

N’guessan Emmanuel Assemian, Konan Hervé Oussou, Blaise Kadjo, Atta Léonard Kouadio
J. Bio. Env. Sci.21( 5), 14-23, November 2022.
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Abstract

This study reports the amphibian’s fauna sampled from the Biodiversity Conservation Area of the hydroelectric dam of Soubré city (southwestern Côte d’Ivoire). This study aims to provide a better understanding of the diversity of amphibians in this relict forest of 200 ha, in order to assess the ecological health of this ecosystem for conservation and sustainable management perspectives. During dry season (from 26 February to 4 March 2018) and rainy season (from 17 to 23 June 2018), we recorded 14 species of anurans grouped into eight genera and six families. The study sites comprise an amphibian fauna consisting mainly of savannah specialists and degraded forest (64.28% of total species richness). Based on the IUCN Red List, all species recorded are of least concern. Also, these species are well distributed in the different regions of Côte d’Ivoire and Africa. Thus, it is necessary to monitor the ecology of the species and to protect subsequently the different habitats of this area.

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