The food and feeding habits of the Torrent frog, Amolops larutensis

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The stomach contents of 661 Amolops larutensis (Blgr.) showed that this frog feeds on a wide range of terrestrial and aquatic animals of which insects form the greater part. Feeding was confined to the rocks and vegetation bordering the water-falls. Although adult frogs were capable of ingesting large prey up to a maximum length of 47.0 mm, they showed a definite preference for prey animals within the size-range of 1 to 6.5 mm length. No clear seasonal variation in the diet was found and it was suggested that the monthly fluctuations in the amount and type of prey ingested depend largely on the activity of the prey.

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