The distribution of benthic foraminifera on selected marine sediments in pahang river estuary, Pahang, Malaysia

Identification using sem images

A. M. Muhamad Naim, Ramlan Omar, N. F. Noraswana

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Abstract

Benthic foraminifera are one of the most highly distributed and abundance microfauna in the oceanic habitat, from the deep-sea to the shallow intertidal environments. This study investigates the distribution of benthic foraminifera on selected marine sediments taken from Pahang River estuary with the coordinate between latitude 03o42.575, to 3° 25.545° N and longitude 103°25.670° to 103°41.903', respectively. Twenty surface sediments samples were collected for grain-size analysis and foraminifera assemblages. The sediment samples collected were mostly sand with total of 13, 173 specimens of foraminifera were collected representing 63 species from 22 families. SEM images taken by Hitachi Tabletop Microscope (TM-1000) M ere used to assist the identification procedure. Amphisteginidae is the most dominantfamily, with percentage of 50.6% and the dominant species is Amphistegina lessonii, 35.4%. The highest abundance of foraminifera was recorded at station 7 (1,140 individuals) while the lowest was at station 1 (180 individuals).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalMalaysian Journal of Microscopy
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Keywords

  • Abundance
  • Benthic
  • Distribution
  • Diversity
  • Foraminifera
  • Pahang river estuary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Instrumentation

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The distribution of benthic foraminifera on selected marine sediments in pahang river estuary, Pahang, Malaysia : Identification using sem images. / Muhamad Naim, A. M.; Omar, Ramlan; Noraswana, N. F.

In: Malaysian Journal of Microscopy, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 41-46.

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