Chironomid spatial distribution within the upstream of sungai langat catchment

Ahmad Abas Kutty, Z. Abd Aziz, M. Shuhaimi-Othman

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A study on the chironomids (Diptera:Chironomidae) diversity at pristine ecosystem was carried out at upstream of Sungai Langat, Selangor. The study determines chironomids distribution and composition at 7 streams and river within the upstream site of Langat Catchment. Chironomid was sampled using Surber net and water quality was measured based on Malaysia WQI. The result indicated that Chironomidae was represented by three subfamilies namely Chironominae, Orthocladiinae and Tanypodinae, which comprises of 2502 individuals. Chironominae was the most dominant subfamily (1619 individuals) followed by Orthocladinae (629 individuals) and Tanypodinae (254 individuals). Polypedilum (subfamily: Chironominae) is the most dominant genus found followed by Rheocricotopus (subfamily: Orthocladiinae), Microtendipes and Cryptochironomus. Polypedilum was abundant in all stations except Sg. Langat 3 which was dominated by Rheocricotopus. Sungai Langat 3 has the highest number of individual (1113) which is (44.5%) from total chironomid individuals and followed by Sg. Lolo with 468 individual that were dominated by Polypedilum. Copyright Reserved

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1657-1663
Number of pages7
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume43
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014

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Chironomidae
Polypedilum
spatial distribution
Malaysia
water quality
rivers
ecosystems

Keywords

  • Chironomid
  • Chironominae
  • Orthocladiinae
  • Sungai langat
  • Tanypodinae

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Chironomid spatial distribution within the upstream of sungai langat catchment. / Abas Kutty, Ahmad; Aziz, Z. Abd; Shuhaimi-Othman, M.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 43, No. 11, 01.11.2014, p. 1657-1663.

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Abas Kutty, A, Aziz, ZA & Shuhaimi-Othman, M 2014, 'Chironomid spatial distribution within the upstream of sungai langat catchment', Sains Malaysiana, vol. 43, no. 11, pp. 1657-1663.
Abas Kutty, Ahmad ; Aziz, Z. Abd ; Shuhaimi-Othman, M. / Chironomid spatial distribution within the upstream of sungai langat catchment. In: Sains Malaysiana. 2014 ; Vol. 43, No. 11. pp. 1657-1663.
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