Diversity and abundance fish assemblages in the Setiu Wetlands, Terengganu, Malaysia

Siti Tafzil Meriam Sheikh Abdul Kadir, Meii Mohamad-Norizam, Nor Bakhiah Baharim, Takaomi Arai, Hiroyuki Motomura, Mohd Lokman Husain, Mazlan Abd. Ghaffar, Mohd Azmi Ambak

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Abstract

The sampling programme was conducted to determine the diversity and abundance in fish assemblages from June 2011 to July 2012 using gill and trawl nets and traps. A total of 13,132 individuals of fishes comprising 116 species and 50 families were recorded. Family Siganidae had the highest family abundance recorded with 43.0%. Siganus javus was determined as the most abundant species with a percentage value of 38.8%. Ninety species were caught and considered to be commercially valuable. Four species were recorded as vulnerable in the IUCN Red List, which were Hippocampus spinosissimus, Hippocampus trimaculatus, Himantura uarnak, and Pegasus laternarius; while Himantura walga, Favonigobius melanobranchus, Favonigobius rechei. Epinephelus coioides, and Epinephelus diachanthus were listed as near threatened. Overall values of diversity, richness and evenness indices were found to be 2.60, 12.12 and 0.55, respectively. Estimates from these indices were an indication of high fish species composition, richness, and evenness in the population of fishes in Setiu wetlands. It is recommended that government should gazette the Setiu Wetlands as a state park in Terengganu for future planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreater Kenyir Landscapes
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Development and Environmental Sustainability: From Ridge to Reef
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages219-241
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319922645
ISBN (Print)9783319922638
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Fish richness
  • Margalef index
  • Shannon index
  • Vulnerable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Sheikh Abdul Kadir, S. T. M., Mohamad-Norizam, M., Baharim, N. B., Arai, T., Motomura, H., Husain, M. L., ... Ambak, M. A. (2018). Diversity and abundance fish assemblages in the Setiu Wetlands, Terengganu, Malaysia. In Greater Kenyir Landscapes: Social Development and Environmental Sustainability: From Ridge to Reef (pp. 219-241). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92264-5_20

Diversity and abundance fish assemblages in the Setiu Wetlands, Terengganu, Malaysia. / Sheikh Abdul Kadir, Siti Tafzil Meriam; Mohamad-Norizam, Meii; Baharim, Nor Bakhiah; Arai, Takaomi; Motomura, Hiroyuki; Husain, Mohd Lokman; Abd. Ghaffar, Mazlan; Ambak, Mohd Azmi.

Greater Kenyir Landscapes: Social Development and Environmental Sustainability: From Ridge to Reef. Springer International Publishing, 2018. p. 219-241.

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Sheikh Abdul Kadir, STM, Mohamad-Norizam, M, Baharim, NB, Arai, T, Motomura, H, Husain, ML, Abd. Ghaffar, M & Ambak, MA 2018, Diversity and abundance fish assemblages in the Setiu Wetlands, Terengganu, Malaysia. in Greater Kenyir Landscapes: Social Development and Environmental Sustainability: From Ridge to Reef. Springer International Publishing, pp. 219-241. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92264-5_20
Sheikh Abdul Kadir STM, Mohamad-Norizam M, Baharim NB, Arai T, Motomura H, Husain ML et al. Diversity and abundance fish assemblages in the Setiu Wetlands, Terengganu, Malaysia. In Greater Kenyir Landscapes: Social Development and Environmental Sustainability: From Ridge to Reef. Springer International Publishing. 2018. p. 219-241 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92264-5_20
Sheikh Abdul Kadir, Siti Tafzil Meriam ; Mohamad-Norizam, Meii ; Baharim, Nor Bakhiah ; Arai, Takaomi ; Motomura, Hiroyuki ; Husain, Mohd Lokman ; Abd. Ghaffar, Mazlan ; Ambak, Mohd Azmi. / Diversity and abundance fish assemblages in the Setiu Wetlands, Terengganu, Malaysia. Greater Kenyir Landscapes: Social Development and Environmental Sustainability: From Ridge to Reef. Springer International Publishing, 2018. pp. 219-241
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