Community structures of coral reefs around peninsular Malaysia

Tatsuki Toda, Tomoko Okashita, Takeshi Maekawa, Bin Abdul Adzis Kee Alfian, Mohd Kushairi Mohd Rajuddin, Ryota Nakajima, Wenxi Chen, Kunio T. Takahashi, Bin Haji Ross Othman, Makoto Terazaki

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    Abstract

    Coral community structures at eleven fringing reef sites were investigated along the coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Estimated coverage of coral communities is examined by applying quantitative digital image analysis to the line transect method. Four coral community types were characterized by dominant genera and lifeforms: Acropora branching community, Montipora-Acropora community, Porites massive community, and Heliopora community. Live coral coverage in all study sites ranged from 17.9% to 68.6%. Most reefs were in 'fair' condition while some reefs were shown to be in 'poor' condition. Coral community structures among the study sites were divided into the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a dominant Porites massive lifeform, and the east coast with a variety of lifeform categories of Montipora and Acropora. Physical effects such as the monsoon wind regime and sedimentation are likely to influence the formation of dominant coral communities around Peninsular Malaysia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)113-123
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Oceanography
    Volume63
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

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    Keywords

    • Community structure
    • Coral
    • Coverage
    • Peninsular Malaysia

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    • Oceanography

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    Toda, T., Okashita, T., Maekawa, T., Alfian, B. A. A. K., Rajuddin, M. K. M., Nakajima, R., ... Terazaki, M. (2007). Community structures of coral reefs around peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Oceanography, 63(1), 113-123. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10872-007-0009-6

    Community structures of coral reefs around peninsular Malaysia. / Toda, Tatsuki; Okashita, Tomoko; Maekawa, Takeshi; Alfian, Bin Abdul Adzis Kee; Rajuddin, Mohd Kushairi Mohd; Nakajima, Ryota; Chen, Wenxi; Takahashi, Kunio T.; Othman, Bin Haji Ross; Terazaki, Makoto.

    In: Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 63, No. 1, 02.2007, p. 113-123.

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    Toda, T, Okashita, T, Maekawa, T, Alfian, BAAK, Rajuddin, MKM, Nakajima, R, Chen, W, Takahashi, KT, Othman, BHR & Terazaki, M 2007, 'Community structures of coral reefs around peninsular Malaysia', Journal of Oceanography, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 113-123. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10872-007-0009-6
    Toda T, Okashita T, Maekawa T, Alfian BAAK, Rajuddin MKM, Nakajima R et al. Community structures of coral reefs around peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Oceanography. 2007 Feb;63(1):113-123. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10872-007-0009-6
    Toda, Tatsuki ; Okashita, Tomoko ; Maekawa, Takeshi ; Alfian, Bin Abdul Adzis Kee ; Rajuddin, Mohd Kushairi Mohd ; Nakajima, Ryota ; Chen, Wenxi ; Takahashi, Kunio T. ; Othman, Bin Haji Ross ; Terazaki, Makoto. / Community structures of coral reefs around peninsular Malaysia. In: Journal of Oceanography. 2007 ; Vol. 63, No. 1. pp. 113-123.
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