Diversity and abundance of marine invertebrateis including hazardous and edible species in Sepangar Island

Nurul Shahniza Tusin, (2014) Diversity and abundance of marine invertebrateis including hazardous and edible species in Sepangar Island. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Diversity and abundance of marine invertebrates are crucial component in making sure the health of reef ecosystem. Nevertheless, some of these marine invertebrates pose some dangers to humans as well as the coral community. Besides that, some invertebrates are also enjoyed as delicacies for consumption. Research of diversity and abundance of marine invertebrates including hazardous and edible species were conducted at Sepangar Island involving four locations and three depths for each location. Data was collected using invertebrate belt transect with length of 100 m and width of 5 m. A total of 19 species of marine invertebrate were identified throughout the study. Highest diversity was obtained at Site 4 (15 species) and highest abundance of marine invertebrates was obtained at Site 3 (66 ind/1000 m2). Depth of 5m and 10 m had the same diversity (12 species); however abundance of marine invertebrates was the highest at 5m (62 ind/1000 m2). Out of 19 species, three species were classified as hazardous and seven species were considered edible. Moreover, abundance of hazardous and edible marine invertebrates was highest at Site 3 and at 5m of depth. Statistical analysis showed that depths influenced the diversity and abundance of marine invertebrates including hazardous and edible species, while locations did not affect the diversity and abundance at all.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: marine, diversity, ecosystem
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 08:20
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 08:20
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/17530

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