Morphometric variation among six families of larval fishes in the seagrass-mangrove ecosystem of Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia

R. Ara, S. M N Amin, Mazlan Abd. Ghaffar, A. Arshad

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Morphometnc data of six dominant families of fish larvae were examined to observe the degree of similarity among the six families. The experiment was conducted in the seagrass-mangrove ecosystems of Gelang Patah, Johor Strait, Peninsular Malaysia. Samples of fish larvae were collected by using bongo net through 30 min subsurface tow. The six dominant families (Terapontidae, Gobndae, Sillaginidae, Nemipteridae, Blenniidae and Leiognathidae) were selected for the morphometric analysis using one-way ANOVA by SPSS and PRIMER 5 software for cluster analysis. All the morphometric characters, total length, standard length, body depth, snout length, head length, eye diameter and pre anal length of the six dominant families of the order Perciformes were found to be significantly different (p<0.05). The study is formed a basis for further extensive research to be earned out on larval fishes in Malaysian waters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-256
Number of pages10
JournalAsian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Malaysia
Ecosystem
Fishes
Larva
ecosystems
fish larvae
fish
Perciformes
Nemipteridae
Sillaginidae
Terapontidae
Cluster Analysis
Analysis of Variance
Software
Head
body length
cluster analysis
Water
analysis of variance
eyes

Keywords

  • Cluster
  • Fish larvae
  • Malaysia
  • Morphometric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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Morphometric variation among six families of larval fishes in the seagrass-mangrove ecosystem of Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia. / Ara, R.; Amin, S. M N; Abd. Ghaffar, Mazlan; Arshad, A.

In: Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2013, p. 247-256.

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