Habitat Preference and Diversity of Anuran in Durgapur, an Industrial City of West Bengal, India

Sachinandan Dutta*, Subhra Kumar Mukhopadhyay

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Anuran diversity study was conducted for one year between June 2008 and August 2009 at Durgapur, an industrial city of West Bengal, India. Nine species under four families of the Order Anura were found to occur in Durgapur. They have a wide range of habitat preference like permanent or temporary aquatic bodies, human residential area, forested areas, termite nest, tree hole, under spaces of logs and so forth. Of the nine sp. 8 were confined to Amarabati pond (site-I), 5 were confined to Durgapur Government College campus (site-II) and 7 were confined at Fuljhore (site-III) of Durgapur. Analysis of the collected data on the anuran community of the study area revealed Shannon–Wiener species diversity index minimum (1.312) at site-II and maximum (1.938) at site-III. In contrast Margalef richness index value was minimum (0.627) at site-II and maximum (1.424) at site-III.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Zoological Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2013


  • Anuran diversity
  • Diversity index
  • Durgapur
  • Habitat preference
  • Industrial city

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Aquatic Science
  • Insect Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Immunology

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