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1 April 2016 Origin and Identity of Fejervarya (Anura: Dicroglossidae) on Guam
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We used morphological and molecular data to infer the identity and origin of frogs in the genus Fejervarya that have been introduced to the island of Guam. Mensural and meristic data were collected from 96 specimens from throughout their range on the island and a principal component analysis was used to investigate the distribution of these data in morphological space. We also amplified a fragment of the 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid mitochondrial gene from 27 of these specimens and compared it to 63 published sequences of Fejervarya and the morphologically similar Zakerana. All examined Fejervarya from Guam are morphologically indistinguishable and share an identical haplotype. The molecular data identify them as Fejervarya cancrivora with a haplotype identical to F. cancrivora from Taiwan.

© 2016 by University of Hawai'i Press
Elijah Wostl, Eric N. Smith, and Robert N. Reed "Origin and Identity of Fejervarya (Anura: Dicroglossidae) on Guam," Pacific Science 70(2), 233-241, (1 April 2016). https://doi.org/10.2984/70.2.9
Accepted: 1 November 2015; Published: 1 April 2016
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