Overview of the leiognathid species in Malaysia

Ying G. Seah, Mazlan Abd. Ghaffar, Simon Kumar Das, Aziz Arshad, Che Abd. Rahim Mohamed, Gires Usup

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Abstract

The taxonomy of leiognathid species has changed drastically as a result of revisions carried out in recent years. During the same period, new species have also been described. In this study, a taxonomic review and update of leiognathid species present in Malaysian waters was carried out. Leiognathid specimens were collected from the coastal waters of Peninsular Malaysia. All specimens were examined for their internal and external morphological features and osteological features. The leiognathids of Malaysia reviewed here comprised at least 22 species. Malaysia thus has one of the richest assemblages of leiognathid species in the world. Equulites laterofenestra (Sparks & Chakrabarty, 2007), Leiognathus robustus Sparks & Dunlap, 2004, and Nuchequula mannusella Chakrabarty & Sparks, 2007 are new records in Malaysian waters. Some previously described species from Malaysia were erroneously identified. These include specimens misidentified as Equulites rivulatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845), Gazza achlamys Jordan & Starck, 1917, and Nuchequula nuchalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845). E. rivulatus and G. achlamys have been recorded in the Western Pacific but these species have not been encountered in Malaysia or in collections held in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-510
Number of pages6
JournalAACL Bioflux
Volume4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Dubious taxa
  • Leiognathidae
  • Malaysian waters
  • New record
  • Ponyfishes
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Seah, Y. G., Abd. Ghaffar, M., Das, S. K., Arshad, A., Mohamed, C. A. R., & Usup, G. (2011). Overview of the leiognathid species in Malaysia. AACL Bioflux, 4(4), 505-510.

Overview of the leiognathid species in Malaysia. / Seah, Ying G.; Abd. Ghaffar, Mazlan; Das, Simon Kumar; Arshad, Aziz; Mohamed, Che Abd. Rahim; Usup, Gires.

In: AACL Bioflux, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2011, p. 505-510.

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Seah, YG, Abd. Ghaffar, M, Das, SK, Arshad, A, Mohamed, CAR & Usup, G 2011, 'Overview of the leiognathid species in Malaysia', AACL Bioflux, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 505-510.
Seah YG, Abd. Ghaffar M, Das SK, Arshad A, Mohamed CAR, Usup G. Overview of the leiognathid species in Malaysia. AACL Bioflux. 2011;4(4):505-510.
Seah, Ying G. ; Abd. Ghaffar, Mazlan ; Das, Simon Kumar ; Arshad, Aziz ; Mohamed, Che Abd. Rahim ; Usup, Gires. / Overview of the leiognathid species in Malaysia. In: AACL Bioflux. 2011 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 505-510.
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