Horizontal distribution of intertidal nematode from Sabah, Malaysia

Mohd Long, Shabdin and Haji Ross, Othman (2008) Horizontal distribution of intertidal nematode from Sabah, Malaysia. Journal Of Tropical Biology And Conservation, 4 (1) : 39 – 53, 2008.

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to determine the horizontal distribution of nematodes species density, species diversity and feeding types on the intertidal area of Lok Kawi beach, Sabah, Malaysia. The approach taken was to sample the nematodes and measured selected parameters of the hole water from high-water to low-water marks. The results show that the nematode feeding type non selective deposit feeders (1B) and epigrowth feeders (2A) groups, species diversity, evenness, species richness and species number increased towards the low tide level. The height of the beach did not clearly show their influence on the horizontal distribution of the nematodes. Pearson correlation coefficient shows that there is a significant correlation (R = 0.64, p < 0.05) between the height of the beach and the species diversity of the nematodes. However, the cluster and factor analysis of the stations did not show clearly about the influence of height of the beach on nematodes densities. Therefore, we conclude that there were no definite and universal causative factors, which controlled the horizontal distribution of nematodes species diversity in the intertidal sandy and muddy habitats of the Lok Kawi beach, Sabah.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water parameters, density, diversity, feeding types, 2008, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, universiti, university, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, undergraduate, research
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 03:04
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 03:05
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/2279

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