Habitat and food resources of otters (mustelidae) in peninsular malaysia

P. Abdul-Patah, N. Nur-Syuhada, Shukor Md. Nor, H. Sasaki, Badrul Munir Md. Zain

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Abstract

Habitat and food resources of otters were studied in several locations in Peninsular Malaysia. A total of 210 fecal samples were collected from April 2010 to March 2011 believed to be of otter's were analyzed for their diet composition and their habitat preferences. The DNA testing conducted revealed that only 126 samples were identified as Lultrogale perspicillata and Aonyx cinereus with 105 and 21 samples, respectively. Habitat analyses revealed that these two species preferred paddy fields and mangroves as their main habitats but L. perspicillata preferred to hunt near habitat with large water bodies, such as mangroves, rivers, ponds, and lakes. A. cinereus on the other hand, were mainly found near land-based habitat, such as paddy fields, casuarinas forest and oil palms near mangroves. Habitats chosen were influenced by their food preferences where L. perspicillata consumed a variety of fish species with a supplementary diet of prawns, small mammals, and amphibians, compared to A. cinereus which consumed less fish and more non-fish food items, such as insects, crabs, and snails. Since, the most of the otter habitats in this study are not located within the protected areas, conservation effort involving administrations, landowners, private organizations and public are necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium
EditorsZahari Ibrahim, Haja Maideen Kader Maideen, Nazlina Ibrahim, Nurul Huda Abd Karim, Taufik Yusof, Fatimah Abdul Razak, Nurulkamal Maseran, Rozida Mohd Khalid, Noor Baa'yah Ibrahim, Hasidah Mohd. Sidek, Mohd Salmi Md Noorani, Norbert Simon
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages693-699
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780735412507
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2014 - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 9 Apr 201411 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1614
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other2014 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2014
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period9/4/1411/4/14

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Malaysia
habitats
food
resources
diets
fishes
snails
mammals
crabs
insects
lakes
rivers
conservation
deoxyribonucleic acid
oils

Keywords

  • Diet
  • Distribution
  • Habitat preferences
  • Mustelidae
  • Otter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Abdul-Patah, P., Nur-Syuhada, N., Md. Nor, S., Sasaki, H., & Md. Zain, B. M. (2014). Habitat and food resources of otters (mustelidae) in peninsular malaysia. In Z. Ibrahim, H. M. K. Maideen, N. Ibrahim, N. H. A. Karim, T. Yusof, F. A. Razak, N. Maseran, R. M. Khalid, N. B. Ibrahim, H. M. Sidek, M. S. M. Noorani, ... N. Simon (Eds.), 2014 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium (pp. 693-699). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1614). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4895286

Habitat and food resources of otters (mustelidae) in peninsular malaysia. / Abdul-Patah, P.; Nur-Syuhada, N.; Md. Nor, Shukor; Sasaki, H.; Md. Zain, Badrul Munir.

2014 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium. ed. / Zahari Ibrahim; Haja Maideen Kader Maideen; Nazlina Ibrahim; Nurul Huda Abd Karim; Taufik Yusof; Fatimah Abdul Razak; Nurulkamal Maseran; Rozida Mohd Khalid; Noor Baa'yah Ibrahim; Hasidah Mohd. Sidek; Mohd Salmi Md Noorani; Norbert Simon. American Institute of Physics Inc., 2014. p. 693-699 (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1614).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdul-Patah, P, Nur-Syuhada, N, Md. Nor, S, Sasaki, H & Md. Zain, BM 2014, Habitat and food resources of otters (mustelidae) in peninsular malaysia. in Z Ibrahim, HMK Maideen, N Ibrahim, NHA Karim, T Yusof, FA Razak, N Maseran, RM Khalid, NB Ibrahim, HM Sidek, MSM Noorani & N Simon (eds), 2014 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium. AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1614, American Institute of Physics Inc., pp. 693-699, 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2014, Selangor, Malaysia, 9/4/14. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4895286
Abdul-Patah P, Nur-Syuhada N, Md. Nor S, Sasaki H, Md. Zain BM. Habitat and food resources of otters (mustelidae) in peninsular malaysia. In Ibrahim Z, Maideen HMK, Ibrahim N, Karim NHA, Yusof T, Razak FA, Maseran N, Khalid RM, Ibrahim NB, Sidek HM, Noorani MSM, Simon N, editors, 2014 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2014. p. 693-699. (AIP Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4895286
Abdul-Patah, P. ; Nur-Syuhada, N. ; Md. Nor, Shukor ; Sasaki, H. ; Md. Zain, Badrul Munir. / Habitat and food resources of otters (mustelidae) in peninsular malaysia. 2014 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium. editor / Zahari Ibrahim ; Haja Maideen Kader Maideen ; Nazlina Ibrahim ; Nurul Huda Abd Karim ; Taufik Yusof ; Fatimah Abdul Razak ; Nurulkamal Maseran ; Rozida Mohd Khalid ; Noor Baa'yah Ibrahim ; Hasidah Mohd. Sidek ; Mohd Salmi Md Noorani ; Norbert Simon. American Institute of Physics Inc., 2014. pp. 693-699 (AIP Conference Proceedings).
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