Diversity of Freshwater Fish in Fragmented Forest of Wilmar Oil Palm Plantation, Miri, Sarawak

Khairul Adha, A.Rahim and Melissa Dennis, Chong and Ahmad Syafiq, Ahmad Nasir and Fatimah A'tirah, Binti Mohamad and Farah Akmal, Idrus and Mohd Azlan Jayasilan, Abdul Gulam Azad and Awangku Shahrir, Naqiuddin (2021) Diversity of Freshwater Fish in Fragmented Forest of Wilmar Oil Palm Plantation, Miri, Sarawak. Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology, 11 (2). pp. 30-37.

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The study was conducted in the river system located at Wilmar oil palm plantation in Miri, Sarawak. The objective of the study is to determine the fish species diversity and composition in the streams and rivers in the oil palm plantations. Fish were sampled using a variety of fishing methods, including, scoop nets, cast net, and gill nets of different mesh sizes (1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.75 and 4.0 cm) from 2 to 7 of February 2014. A total of 326 individual fish including 32 species of native fishes and one species of non-native fish from 19 genera, seven families and five orders were collected from seven locations. The cyprinid fish represented 62.20% of the total fish caught and was found in all the rivers surveyed. About six endemic species in Borneo such as Barbonymus collingwoodii, Barbodes banksi, Barbodes sealei, Hampala bimaculata Nematabramis borneensis and Nematabramis everetti were identified. However, only one species from families Bagridae, Balitoridae, Clariidae, and Hemiramphidae was sampled from the study sites. The higher fish species composition found in streams and rivers of the oil palm plantation landscapes could be attributed to the conservation of some areas of the plantation as high conservation value forest (HCVF) status, which have provided suitable habitat for fish species within the plantation aquatic environments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Barbonymus collingwoodii, cyprinidae, endemic, native, oil palm plantation
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Depositing User: Ahmad Nasir
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2021 06:29
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2021 06:29
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/37565

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