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ISSN : 2288-1115(Print)
ISSN : 2288-1123(Online)
Korean Journal of Ecology and Environment Vol.52 No.4 pp.366-377

Habitat Characteristics of Anuran Species Inhabiting Rice Fields of Western Mid-South Korea - In the Case of Daeho Reclamation Agricultural Land by Farming Practices -

Nakyung Yoo1,#, Min Seock Do2,#, Hyung-Kyu Nam2, Green Choi1, Seock-Jun Son1,3, Jeong-Chil Yoo1,*
1Department of Biology, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Republic of Korea
2National Institute of Biological Resources, Seogu, Incheon 22689, Republic of Korea
3National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage Administration, Daejeon 35204, Republic of Korea
# The first two authors contributed equally to this work.
* Corresponding author: Tel: +82-2-961-0727, Fax: +82-2-961-0244


Paddy wetlands are a critical habitat for a variety of wild animals, and their rapid development and environmental changes pose a threat to the conservation of agrobiodiversity. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the habitat characteristics of anuran inhabiting paddy wetlands and identify major environmental variables affecting their distributions. The study was conducted in the Daeho reclaimed area in Dangjin, from March to October 2018. In this study, we found three anuran species (Pelophylax nigromaculatus, Hyla japonica and Pelophylax chosenicus). The environmental factors affecting the three species were identified as air temperature, humidity, water-depth, and micro-habitats. H. japonica were affected by water temperature, and P. chosenicus were affected by rice height and types of farming practices. All the three species richness was correlated with air temperature, humidity, and water-depth positively, and the three species used rice transplanted paddy fields the most. It was also found that paddy is the most preferred of the micro-habitats during the breeding season, so the survey area is considered to be used as the major breeding sites for the three species. P. chosenicus were more observed on environmental-friendly paddy fields than conventional paddy fields, which appears to be differences in their surroundings environment caused by predators and weeding. It will be needed to identify their relationship with predators, their preferred food resources and the richness and diversity of wild vegetation around paddy wetlands.

우리나라 중서부지역 논 습지에 서식하는 무미 양서류의 서식처 특성 - 대호간척농지의 영농방법 중심으로 -

유나경1,#, 도민석,2,# 남형규2, 최그린1, 손석준1,3, 유정칠1,*
1경희대학교 생물학과, 2국립생물자원관, 3문화재청 국립문화재연구소