Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
Blue
   
Curve Top
Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 472-479
DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2013.472.479
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

Taxonomic Composition and Abundance of Zooplankton Copepoda in the Coastal Waters of Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia

I. Johan, M.K. Abu Hena, M.H. Idris and A. Arshad

Abstract:
The abundance and composition of copepod was carried out in the coastal waters of Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia on March 2005. Samples were collected using conical plankton net with the mesh size of 153 μm. Copepod identified comprised of four orders namely, Calanoida, Cyclopoida, Harpacticoida and Poecilostomatoida. A total of 49 species belonging to 26 genera were identified. Nine most abundant species were Paracalanus crassirostris, Paracalanus elegans, Temora stylifera, Temora turbinata, Oncaea venusta, Corycaeus andrewsi, Corycaeus subtilis, Paracalanus parvus and Paracalanus denudatus. The first four species mentioned were the most abundant species and they accounted for over 50% of the total numbers of identified copepods. Copepod species which were rare and low in abundance included Delius nudus, Acrocalanus gracilis, Tortanus forcipatus, Centropages orsini, Corycaeus dahlia, Copilia mirabilis, Labidocera minuta, Microstetella rosea and Cosmocalanus darwini. Cosmocalanus darwini is new record to Malaysian waters. Species richness and diversity tends to increase towards the offshore while abundance increased towards the inshore stations.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
How to cite this article:

I. Johan, M.K. Abu Hena, M.H. Idris and A. Arshad, 2013. Taxonomic Composition and Abundance of Zooplankton Copepoda in the Coastal Waters of Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 8: 472-479.

DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2013.472.479

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jfas.2013.472.479

COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Curve Bottom