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The vertebrate fauna along the Hantangang (river) of Korea

  • Jo, Yeong-Seok (Research Cooperation Division, National Institute of Biological Resources) ;
  • Kim, Byung-Jik (Animal Resources Division, National Institute of Biological Resources) ;
  • Hur, Wee-Haeng (Animal Resources Division, National Institute of Biological Resources) ;
  • Won, Chang-Man (Exhibition and Education Division, National Institute of Biological Resources)
  • Received : 2012.01.25
  • Accepted : 2012.02.09
  • Published : 2012.02.28

Abstract

Before the construction of Hantangang dam, we surveyed vertebrate fauna along the Hantangang River and collected samples. We collected 248 specimens (1,394 individuals) of 41 fish species from 10 families in four orders, including 17 endemic species and 5 endangered species. In our herpetofauna survey, we collected 47 amphibian samples of 10 species from 5 families in 2 orders, and 19 reptile samples of 5 species from 2 families in 1 order. We observed 25 species of bird (6 orders, 14 families) inclulding collection of 51 bird specimens (10 species from 5 families in 1 order). We collected 91 mammals of 6 species, and identified 7 species from field sign and direct observation from a total of 10 families in 5 orders. This collection and list comprise the final vertebrate faunal survey of the Hantangang region, and will provide basic scientific information for future research on conservation and restoration of the region.

Keywords

amphibians;birds;fauna;fishes;Hantangang;mammals;reptiles

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