Notes on Hampala (Cyprininae) Distribution from Six Localities in Sabah

Jeffrine Japning, Rovie-Ryan and Kelvin Pudun, Dennis and Yuzine, Esa and Khairul Adha, A.Rahim and Zaidi, Ibrahim and Zulkifli, Ahmad and Edward, Marilyn-Jaoi (2008) Notes on Hampala (Cyprininae) Distribution from Six Localities in Sabah. Journal of Wildlife and Parks, 25. pp. 29-32. ISSN 0127-8126

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This study was conducted from the 9th until 16th November 2003. A total of 31 fish from six localities throughout Sabah were sampled. It was found that at least four forms of Hampala inhibit the Sabah river system. The widely spread form, H. macrolepidota and the Bornean endemic form, H. bimaculata was recorded on the west coast region of Sabah. The Sabah endemic form, H. sabana dominated the central eastern region of Sabah. The south eastern region demonstrates the existence of two forms distinctly different by their number of gill rakers: (I) Tawau population (gill raker counts: 10-11) and Kalabakan population (gill raker counts: 12-13). The Kalabakan form could possibly be a crytic species.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hampala, distribution, morphological counts, Sabah, UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Ryan Japning
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2021 07:15
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 07:15

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