Occurrence and distribution of marsh clam,polymesoda spp. in Marudu Bay, Sabah,Malaysia

Julian Ransangan, and Tan Kar Soon, (2018) Occurrence and distribution of marsh clam,polymesoda spp. in Marudu Bay, Sabah,Malaysia. Open Journal of Marine Science, 8 (2). pp. 314-322. ISSN 2161-7384

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Abstract

Marudu Bay is part of the Tun Mustapha Marine Park, the largest marine protected area within the Malaysian region of the Coral Triangle Initiative. The bay is known for its diversed fisheries resources including bivalves. Although some of these bivalve species are commercially important, their occurrence, distribution and stock status in the bay are not well documented. Hence, the current study was conducted to determine the occurrence, distribution and the stock status of marsh clam, Polymerasoda spp. in the mangrove swamp situated at the southernmost of the Marudu Bay. Samplings were carried out at the mangrove swamps which covered an area of 500 sequare meter per sampling site. Two marsh clams species, Polymesoda erosa and P. expansa were found to inhabit the sampling sites. In general, juvenile marsh clams were noticed to dominate the seaward mangrove swamp, whereas the high tidal regions were dominated by adults. The current study also suggested a link in the distribution and the morphometric measurements of the marsh clams with the sediment grain size.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mollusks, Coral Triangle Initiative, Tun Mustapha Marine Park
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Depositing User: Puan Dg Masniah Ahmad
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 07:06
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 02:42
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/21908

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