PREDICTION OF BODY WEIGHT FROM BODY MEASUREMENTS IN CANERAT: Thryonomys swinderianus (Temminck, 1827)

Jayeola, O.A., 2 Onadeko, S.A., 1 Ademolu, K.O. and 1 Awofeso, O.M.

Study on prediction of body weight from linear measurements of other body parts of feralCanerats killed in Abeokuta, Ogun State was conducted. Seventy eight (78) canerats fromhunters return were collected and weighed. Other body parts of the anim...

The diversity and distribution of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) in University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, south-west Nigeria

Kemabonta, K. A.,* Adu, B. W., Nwabueze, O. F., Ogbogu, S. S. and Ohadiwe, A.

The presence of dragonflies and damselflies may be taken as an indication of good ecosystem quality. The greatest numbers of species are found at sites that offer a wide variety of microhabitats. A survey of Odonata fa...

Effects of bottom-up and top-down interactions on the productivity of Iyieke Lake, Afikpo North, Ebonyi State, south-east Nigeria

Nwonumara, G. N. and Idumah, O. O.

The bottom-up and top-down interactions of the abiotic and biotic components of Iyieke Lake were studied for eleven months covering a pre-flood, flood and post-flood periods. During the study, some water quality parame...

Parasitic endohelminths of tree frogs from two rainforest habitats in Edo State, Nigeria

Imasuen, A. A., * Ojo, O. O., Adesina, O. O., Enabuele, E. E. and Aisien, M. S. O.

Tree frogs are generally regarded as arboreal frogs and those associated with water during their breeding season as aquatic/arboreal frogs. Obazuwa Wetlands and Ikpako Riparian Habitat are both located in Ovia North Ea...

Length-weight relationship and relative condition factor of Gorean snapper, Lutjanus goreensis (Valenciennes, 1830) in the coastal zone of Lagos, south-west Nigeria

Fakoya, K. A. Anetekhai, M. A. and Saba, A. O.

Snappers are highly recommended as choice seafood and as viable candidate for cage culture in the brackish water and marine environments. However, very limited data exists on biological parameters of the snappers, ...

Parasitofauna of ground-dwelling anurans from cocoa plantations in Ugboke, Edo State, Nigeria

Edo-Taiwo, O. and Aisien, M. S. O.*

The parasitofauna of ground-dwelling anurans from pesticide-treated cocoa plantations (CP) in Ojo Camp, Ugboke, Edo State of Nigeria were investigated and compared with those recovered from host specimens collected from the village settlement (VS)...

Identification of mealybugs, soft scale insects and their predators in vineyards across the savannah agro-ecological region of Nigeria

Zongoma, A. M., Dangora, D. B., S├ętamou, M., Alegbejo, M. D. and Alabi, O. J

Insect-vectored viruses are a major threat to grapevine production but there is a dearth of information on the occurrence and distribution of key grapevine pests in Nigeria. The recent detection of grapevine leafroll associated virus-1 (GLRaV-1)...

Distribution of tsetse flies and its Trypanosoma species infection in Old Oyo National Park, Nigeria

Omonona, A. O., Abioye, S. A., Odeniran, P. O. and Ademola, I. O.

Tsetse fly infestation in national parks is a major health risk to both the wildlife and tourists coming to sub-Saharan Africa. However, information on distribution and diversity of tsetse flies and trypanosome infection rate in Protected Areas li...

Abundance and nesting sites characteristics of red-headed picathartes Picathartes oreas in Cross River State, Nigeria

Abatcha, M. and Odewumi, O. S.

This study assessed the abundance and nesting sites characteristics of red-headed picathartes (Picathartes oreas) in protected and unprotected forest in Cross River State, from August 2016 to January 2017. Data were collected through oral...

Diversity and abundance of cichlids in Ikere Gorge Reservoir, Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria

Ajagbe, S. O., Ajagbe, R. O., Ariwoola, O. S., Abdulazeez, F. I., Oyewole, O. O., Ojubolamo, M. T., Olomola, A. O., Oyekan, O. O. and Oke, O. S.

Cichlids are highly abundant and commercially important fish in freshwater ecosystems in Nigeria. This study examined the diversity and abundance of cichlids in Ikere Gorge Reservoir. Four fishing villages were randomly selected from 12 fishing vi...

Population density dynamics of Pachymelania byronensis (Wood, 1828) (Gastropoda: Thiaridae) in the Cross River, Nigeria

King, R. P. and Akpan, B. E.

The ecology of an exploited population of the commercially important molluscan species, Pachymelania byronensis (Wood, 1828) was studied (January-December, 2018) in the lower Cross River, Nigeria, using density [number per hectare (N. ha<.../>