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International Journal of Zoological Research
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-8
DOI: 10.3923/ijzr.2009.1.8
Diversity and New Records of Coleopteran Water Beetles (Dyctiscidae, Hydrophilidae) in Kenyir Water Catchment of Terengganu, Malaysia
Fauziah Abdullah

Abstract:
A survey on coleopteran water beetles were conducted at Teluk Bewah and Sungai Cicir in Kenyir water catchment revealed the presence of only 4 species in total. These are Lacconeatus sp. 1, Lacconeatus sp. 2, one unidentified species under the family Dytiscidae and Hydroratus sp. under family Hydrophilidae. All the members are new records for Tasek Kenyir. The low abundance (Margalef Index; 1.820) and low diversity value (Simpson Diversity Index; 0.098) of the water beetles implies that the ecosystem is under stress. More samplings of the water beetle from the Kenyir water catchment is needed to elucidate actual species range and biodiversity.
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Fauziah Abdullah , 2009. Diversity and New Records of Coleopteran Water Beetles (Dyctiscidae, Hydrophilidae) in Kenyir Water Catchment of Terengganu, Malaysia. International Journal of Zoological Research, 5: 1-8.

DOI: 10.3923/ijzr.2009.1.8

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijzr.2009.1.8

 
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