Saibal Sengupta

Saibal Sengupta
Assam Don Bosco University · Department of Life Sciences

PhD

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The genus Leptobrachium Tschudi, 1838 is currently represented by 32 species all over the world distributed throughout mainland and insular Asia with two species so far from India. Leptobrachium smithi is known from Rani-Gharbhanga Landscape, Borduar-Mayang Landscape, Barail Range and Barak Valley all from south of River Brahmaputra. We herein repo...
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Many anurans show male male combat during breeding season where they mark and form territories. Male-male combat was evident in Leptobrachium smithi at Garbhanga Reserve Forest, Assam, India. Courtship and combat behaviour with a satellite male has been studied. Both advertisement call and distress call were recorded in field and analysed with soun...
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A new species of montane toad Duttaphrynus is described from Nagaland state of Northeast India. The new species is diagnosable based on following combination of characters: absence of preorbital, postorbital and orbitotympanic ridges, elongated and broad parotid gland, first finger longer than second and presence of a mid-dorsal line. The tympanum...
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Additional morphometric data on the little known snake species Xenochrophis cerasogaster is provided and the hemipenis is described in detail. Natural history is discussed and data from newly collected specimens are incorporated with existing information. The distribution of this species is within a narrow geographic range and is obviously limited...
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ast Indian amphibian systematics and taxonomy is receiving increasing interest from herpetologists in recent years as remote, previously unexplored areas become more accessible for surveying. Even locations nearby cosmopolitan cities have the potential to produce taxonomic novelties. Herein we describe a new species of Megophrys from the foot-hills...
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Hemidactylus flaviviridis is a widespread gecko in northern India, but appears to have recently been introduced into Assam through anthropogenic means. A distributional summary of this species in India is provided along with a preliminary assessment of its distribution in Guwahati city. Hemidactylus flaviviridis is currently restricted to commercia...
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This paper presents a herpetofaunal inventory of the urban city of Guwahati, Assam, India along with major threats existing in the study area. A total of 59 species of reptiles and amphibians representing 17 families were detected that included eight vulnerable species along with one each of endangered and extinct in the wild species.
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Spatial distribution of the amphibian fauna of some protected landscapes of Assam State, India, was studied. A total of 57 species of amphibians were recorded, with Nameri-Pakke landscape being the most species-rich region. Further, it was observed that Nameri-Pakke, Dihing-Patkai and Nambor-Doigurung-Garampani landscapes exhibit high similarities...
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The status of Hemidactylus bowringii group geckos in India is reviewed and reconsidered in light of recent taxonomie changes and new material from north-east India. Historical records of "H. bowringir document this gecko's occurrence in Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakand, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur and Assam. We here report new records...
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A new species of megophryid frog of the genus Leptolalax is described from the Tamdil wetlands of Mizoram State, north-eastern India. L. tamdil new species, is compared with congeners from India and other parts of south-east Asia. The new species is diagnosable in showing the following combination of characters: SVL 32.3 mm in the only male and 31....
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This paper provides information on the morphological characteristics of X. schnurrenbergeri along with the first locality record from Northeast India. A distributional summary of the species in Southern Asia is provided. A comparative study between X. schnurrenbergeri with its sympatric species X. piscator is also elaborated here. The most striking...
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A new species of megophryid frog of the genus Leptolalax is described from the Tamdil wetlands of Mizoram State, northeastern India. L. tamdil new species, is compared with congeners from India and other parts of southeast Asia. The new species is diagnosable in showing the following combination of characters: SVL 32.3 mm in the only male and 31.8...
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The present paper deals with the study of Phyto and Zooplankton population in Kapla beel. Qualitative and quantitative study of plankton, their seasonal variation and ecological indices were recorded during the period of 2003-2005. Thirty two species of phytoplankton were recorded belonging to Cyanophyceae (Blue-Green algae), Chlorophyceae, Bacilla...
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2639 April 2007 | ISSN 0973-2535 (Print edition); 0973-2551 (Online edition) www.zoosprint.org ABSTRACT Species of Fejervarya were described under the nomen Rana / Limnonectes / Fejervarya limnocharis from northeast India. Based on morphological description provided by Schleich and Kästle (2002) we recognized four species of Fejervarya namely, F. n...
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Distributional similarity (congruence) between phylogenetically independent taxonomic groups has important biogeographical as well as conservation implications. When multiple groups show congruence, one or two of them can be used as surrogates of diversity in others; thus, simplifying some of the challenges of area prioritization for conservation a...
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A study on the distribution of Rana humeralis was carried out in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Morphometric analysis shows minor differences with the type of species described by Boulenger. Study also reveals the occurrence in lentic habitat. The species is well adapted to the flood prone habitats of Assam.
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In the present experiment fishes were exposed to Paper mill effluent for a period of 90 days. The muscle soluble protein profile was analysed at the interval of 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 and 90 days and compared to that of control. Exposure to 30 days resulted gradual decline in protein profile which may be explained as increased proteolysis to provide en...
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The Guwahati city with an estimated population of about twelve lakhs has several running waterbodies including Bahini river, Brahmaputra river, Bharalu river and some major drains carrying urban wastes. In recent years, ever increasing population and simultaneous expansion of the city area have induced immense pressure on these lotic wetlands leadi...
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The Guwahati city with an estimated population of about twelve lakhs has several lentic waterbodies including Sola beel, Dighalipukhuri, Jorpukhuri and Silpukhuri in the heart of the city and Deepar beel at the western outskirt of the city. These wetlands are presently under intense human activities leading to deterioration of water quality affecti...
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Study on the reproductive behaviour of Enhydris enhydris is studied in captivity. The mating takes place in February while parturition occurs in August. The normal litter size is noted to be 6 to 7. During parturition a peculiar behaviour of male-female coiling is observed. The snake is also found to maintain yolk sac placenta. Enhydris enhydris pr...
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The food and feeding behaviour of Amphiesma stolatum was studied. A total of 117 snakes were examined to analyse the diet composition. Ten live snakes were maintained in enclosure for evaluating the feeding habit, choice of food and rate of assimilation. The anurans constituted the major diet of the food spectrum. In captivity, fishes (fry), amphib...
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An attempt has been made to establish the gamma amylase activity as an alternative pathway of glycogenolysis in starved condition of animal taking Heteropneustes fossilis as model. The enzyme activity was estimated in the liver, kidney, brain and muscle of diet supplemented (control), starved and refed fish groups. The maximum enzyme activity was n...
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The holotype of Boiga gokool, a poorly known species of cat snake having a narrow distributional limit in east-ern India and Bangladesh is redescribed. Based on fresh material and museum specimens the taxonomy of the species is revised. Investigations into the literature, museum specimens and new distributional records have en-abled corrections of...
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A new species of Cnemaspis (Sauria: Gekkonidae) is reported from the Mayeng Reserve Forest, Kamrup District, Assam, north-eastern India. The species is considered morphologically similar to south Asian species of the genus, rather than to those of south-east Asia, and can be diagnosed from all described congeners using the following combination of...

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