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Morphological discriminations of arius species (siluriformes: ariidae) in Peninsular Malaysia using Truss network approach

Abdurahman, Siti Waznah and Ambak, Mohd Azmi and Mohamed, Ahmad Azfar and Khan Chowdhury, Ahmed Jalal and Ying Giat, Seah (2015) Morphological discriminations of arius species (siluriformes: ariidae) in Peninsular Malaysia using Truss network approach. In: International Fisheries Symposium (IFS 2015), 1st-4th Dec. 2015, The Gurney Hotel, Penang. (Unpublished)

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Ariid catfishes, belongs to family Ariidae is considered as one of the taxonomically problematic group and still under review by fish taxonomist globally. A vigilant and detail observation is important during the species level identification of ariids. Therefore, this study was carried out to determine the morphological variations of one of the ariid genus, Arius, which have been giving misleading taxonomic information in the south-east Asian countries. A truss network technique was used throughout the study period. The study was conducted based on 20 truss distances using 22 to 25 specimens per species. Morphological variations were determined using a multivariate technique of discriminant function analysis (DFA). The results obtained showed a clear separations of all the species in Arius group. Several important morphological characters have been identified, which represent body depth and body length of the fish. The documentary evidences of these variables could be considered as the constructive functional features, which could enable us to assess more accurately distinguish the species within this complex Ariidae family.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 7203/48508
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Marine Science
Depositing User: siti waznah abdurahman
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 16:59
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 14:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48508

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