The abundance of benthic foraminifera in offshore sediment around pulau perhentian, terengganu

N. F. Noraswana, Ramlan Omar, N. P. Ng

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Study of the abundance of benthic foraminifera was carried out in offshore sediment around Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu. A total of 12 surface sediment samples (long lat) were taken for this study. A total of 4240 living foraminifera and 9702 dead foraminifera had been found from the entire set of 13942 foraminifer's specimens. A total of 8 families with 23 genus and 35 species had been identified in the study area. The families were Amphisteginidae, Calcarinidae, Camerinidae, Elphidiidae, Miliolidae, Nubeculariidae, Rotaliidae and Soritidae. All foraminifera identified were from benthic groups. The most dominant species was Amphistegina cf. lessonii and the most dominant family was Amphisteginidae with 4454 individuals (31.95%). While family which had he lowest numbers was Camerinidae with only 20 individuals (0.14%). Miliolidae was the family that had the most variety of species with 13 species. Station B2 (ST B2) showed the highest abundance of foraminifera with 3578 individuals. While Station B3 (ST B3) showed the lowest abundance of foraminifera with only 128 individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-43
Number of pages6
JournalMalaysian Journal of Microscopy
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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The abundance of benthic foraminifera in offshore sediment around pulau perhentian, terengganu. / Noraswana, N. F.; Omar, Ramlan; Ng, N. P.

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