Diet of the Bannan Caecilian Ichthyophis bannanicus (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae) in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

  title={Diet of the Bannan Caecilian Ichthyophis bannanicus (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae) in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam},
  author={Binh V. Ngo and Nghiep T. Hoang and C. D. Ngo},
Abstract Ichthyophis bannanicus is a terrestrial caecilian, and little is known about many aspects of the ecology of this species. We investigated the correlation between diet and body size, spatiotemporal variation in dietary composition, diversity index of prey, and size dimorphism among populations for this species. Specimens (N = 135) were collected from May 2010 to April 2011 in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. We found 178 prey items representing 11 unique families and discovered that the diet… Expand
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