Biofluorescence in the herpetofauna of northeast Bangladesh

Marjan Maria, Hassan Al-Razi, Amaël Borzée, Sabir Bin Muzaffar

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Abstract

Fluorescence is a poorly documented phenomenon in vertebrates and has been suggested to play several biological roles. With increased study, the number of species in which biofluorescence has been identified is increasing steadily. We conducted a UV light survey for biofluorescence in the herpetofauna in Lawachara National Park, Bangladesh and found biofluorescence in one amphibian (Microhyla berdmorei) and three reptile species (Boiga cyanea, Cyrtodactylus tripuraensis and Hemidactylus platyurus).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalHerpetozoa
Volume35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Amphibia
  • Lawachara
  • Reptilia
  • fluorescent animal
  • ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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