Species Diversity And Distribution Of Planktonic Copepods In The Straits Of Malacca

Ismail, Johan (2001) Species Diversity And Distribution Of Planktonic Copepods In The Straits Of Malacca. Masters thesis, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.

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Planktonic copepods were collected from 18 stations during JICA/MASDEC Malacca Straits Scientific Expedition, in November 1998 (Northeast monsoon) and April 1999 (Presouthwest monsoon). A total of 88 species of copepods, comprised 4 orders, 17 families and 24 genera were recorded in the Straits o f Malacca. Amongst them eleven species were new records to Malaysian waters. They were Eucalanus subtenuis, Delius nudus, Scolecithricella minor, Clausocalanus farrani, Euchaeta wolfendeni, Centropages sp., Pseudocalanus sp., Lucicutia flavicornis, Candacia tuberculata, Corycaeus longisytis, and Copilia lata. The abundance of the copepod fauna was higher during the presouthwest monsoon (35,429 ind/m3) as compared to the northeast monsoon (20,023 ind/m3). In both monsoon periods, the abundance of

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subject:Copepoda - Malaysia - Straits Of Malacca
Subject:Copepoda - Geographical distribution
Chairman Supervisor:Drs. Idris Abd. Ghani
Call Number:FSAS 2001 1
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Environmental Studies
ID Code:11459
Deposited By: Mohd Nezeri Mohamad
Deposited On:13 Jul 2011 03:22
Last Modified:14 May 2012 02:41

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