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Abstract

Ethnozoological Practices on Frogs of Bodo Tribe from Kokrajhar District, Assam, India

North east India is having rich diversity of traditional communities. Such a rich diversity of traditional community and biological resources in the region has endowed with advantage for evolving innumerous ethnozoological knowledge. Bodo tribe is one of the oldest and major tribe of Kokrajhar district, Assam, India and they use three species of frogs as delicious food and one species as medicine for skin diseases. Hoplobatrachus tigerinus, Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis and Euphlyctis hexadactylus are used by local people as delicious food. Skin of Duttaphrynus melanostictus is used as medicine in skin diseases.


Author(s): Jwngma Narzary*, Sabitry Bordoloi

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