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Seasonal distribution of zooplankton composition and abundance in a sub-tropical mangrove and salt marsh estuary


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Mustafa Kamal, Abu Hena and Bujang, Japar Sidik and M. H., Idris and Ismail, Johan and Hoque, Mohammad Nesarul and A., Aysha and Islam, M. S. (2016) Seasonal distribution of zooplankton composition and abundance in a sub-tropical mangrove and salt marsh estuary. Malaysian Journal of Science, 35 (2). pp. 257-270. ISSN 0126-7906

Abstract

Zooplankton composition and abundance at two stations located in exposed (station I) and protected (station II) areas of Bakkhali sub-tropical estuary, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh were investigated monthly from January 2006 to December 2006. Thirty-three zooplankton taxa were identified. The major groups of zooplankton encountered were Copepoda, Chaetognatha, Mysidaceae, Luciferidae, Amphipoda, Acetes, Hydromedusae, Cladoceran, Decapod and fish larvae. The percent composition of Copepoda was the highest (79.5-84.8%) among zooplankton groups followed by Chaetognatha (5.5-6.0%) and Mysidaceae (3.3-6.8%). The abundance of zooplankton was relatively higher (87674individuals/m3) in protected (mangrove) as compared to exposed (salt marsh; 68719 individuals/m3) site during the study period. Canonical Correspondence Analysis indicated that the abundance of copepods was influenced by rainfall, water temperature and transparency in this estuarine environment, and considered coastal and estuarine dominant.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Publisher: Faculty of Science, University of Malaya
Keywords: Zooplankton; Mangrove; Salt marsh; Estuary; Sub-tropical
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 09:21
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 09:21
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/51932
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