A description on pharyngeal jaw apparatus and diets of halfbeak fish Zenarchopterus buffonis (Valenciennes 1847) in Malaysian waters

Diana Atiqah Zainal Abidin, Marina Hashim, Simon Kumar Das, Mazlan Abd. Ghaffar

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Abstract

Information on the feeding mechanism and diet of halfbeak fish species in harsh estuarine environment ecosystem is still lacking. The present study investigates the fine structure of pharyngeal jaw apparatus and diets of halfbeak fish Zenarchopterus buffonis. A total of 84 halfbeak fish samples have been collected from the coastal water of Peninsular Malaysia using fishing rod. Scanning electron microscopy was used to examine the micrographs of fine microstructure of the pharyngeal teeth. The fundamental anatomy of pharyngeal jaw apparatus displayed that the upper pharyngeal jaw (third pharyngobranchials) displays larger size of hook-like or tricuspid teeth which was analogous to tricuspid morphology. The lower pharyngeal jaw (fifth ceratobranchial) bears mainly conical teeth and appears triangular shape with two, short projections. The estimated TROPH values (1 - 3.2±0.55) denoted that halfbeak fish were omnivores in nature. The findings of this study was found to be useful as a baseline information for a better representation of the trophic flows associated with large medium and small surface water fishes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1678
ISBN (Print)9780735413252
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2015
Event2015 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2015 - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 15 Apr 201516 Apr 2015

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Other2015 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2015
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period15/4/1516/4/15

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fine structure
microstructure
scanning electron microscopy

Keywords

  • dentition system
  • halfbeak
  • ontogeny
  • stomachless
  • trophic level

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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A description on pharyngeal jaw apparatus and diets of halfbeak fish Zenarchopterus buffonis (Valenciennes 1847) in Malaysian waters. / Abidin, Diana Atiqah Zainal; Hashim, Marina; Das, Simon Kumar; Abd. Ghaffar, Mazlan.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1678 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2015. 020013.

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Abidin, DAZ, Hashim, M, Das, SK & Abd. Ghaffar, M 2015, A description on pharyngeal jaw apparatus and diets of halfbeak fish Zenarchopterus buffonis (Valenciennes 1847) in Malaysian waters. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1678, 020013, American Institute of Physics Inc., 2015 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2015, Selangor, Malaysia, 15/4/15. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4931198
Abidin, Diana Atiqah Zainal ; Hashim, Marina ; Das, Simon Kumar ; Abd. Ghaffar, Mazlan. / A description on pharyngeal jaw apparatus and diets of halfbeak fish Zenarchopterus buffonis (Valenciennes 1847) in Malaysian waters. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1678 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2015.
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