Biodiversity of scvphozoan and cubozoan jellyfish in Kota Kinabalu waters, Sabah, Malaysia

R.Tulasiramanan Ramachandram, (2007) Biodiversity of scvphozoan and cubozoan jellyfish in Kota Kinabalu waters, Sabah, Malaysia. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Biodiversity of Scyphozoan and Cubozoan jellyfish in Kota Kinabalu waters was carried out via ecological observation and taxonomic studies. Jellyfishes were captured from two main sites, BMRI jetty waters and Tanjung Aru Beach, and also random sites, Pantai Dalit and Trayong (Tuaran District). Captured specimens were preserved in 5% formalin buffered seawater and identified to species level through Kramp (1961). Sampling was also done for planulae and ephyrae with plankton nets with 80 micron mesh size in the two main sites, but failed to obtain any results. Throughout the study period of 5 months from September 2006 to January 2007, eleven species of Scyphozoan jellyfish and one Cubozoan box jellyfish was found. The jellyfish from Class Scyphozoa were Aurelia aurita (Linne, 1758), Aurelia sp.(not able to identify to species level), Mastigias papua (Lesson, 1830), Mastigias sp. (not able to identify to species level), Thysanostoma thysanura (Haeckel, 1880), Drymonema dalmatinum (Haeckel, 1880), Acromitus flagellatus (Maas 1903), Chrysaora sp.(not able to identify to species level), and 3 different Rhyzostome species that were not able to be identified to genus level. The jellyfish from Class Cubozoa was Chiropsalmus quadrigatus (Haeckel, 1880) as of Kramp (1961). There is possibility that this Cubozoan jellyfish might be a new species.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodiversity, scyphozoan, cubozoan, jellyfish, ecological observation, taxonomic studies, chiropsalmus quadrigatus
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:37
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 04:48
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/6364

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