The ichtyofauna of Maliau Basin buzzer zone at Maliau Basin conservation area, Sabah, Malaysia

Ahemad Sadi, and Helena Biun, (2012) The ichtyofauna of Maliau Basin buzzer zone at Maliau Basin conservation area, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Biology & Conservation (JTBC), 9 (1). pp. 105-113. ISSN 1832-3902


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AA survey of fish fauna at the Maliau Basin Conservation Area Buffer Zone was carried out during a scientific expedition by the Sabah Department of Fisheries from 7¬11 December 2009. Generally, the streams and rivers were typical of small- and intermediate-sized channel morphology located at lower altitudes. A total of 15 species belonging to 13 genera and four families from four rivers and one off-channel creek were collected. Analyses based on the number of individuals caught showed 70% were represented by the family of Cyprinidae, Osphronemidae (23%), Gastromyzontidae (5%) and Claridae (2%). Betta gladiator, Rasbora sumatrana and Lobocheilus bo were the dominant fish caught. The presence of commercially important and of conservation concern endemic species in this Buffer Zone calls for a comprehensive management plan in order to warrant comprehensive protection of the Maliau Basin Conservation Area ichthyofauna diversity

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ichthyofauna, diversity, Maliau Basin Buffer Zone
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: SCHOOL > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 05:14
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 02:59

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