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Current status of Euphylliidae corals in marine protected areas of Tioman, Redang and Payar Islands, Malaysia

Saad, Shahbudin and Khodzori, Mohd Fikri Akmal and Ku Sulong, Ku Abdullah 'Ulwan and Md Zain, Khairul Amira (2016) Current status of Euphylliidae corals in marine protected areas of Tioman, Redang and Payar Islands, Malaysia. In: 2nd International Conference on Oceanography and Sustainable Marine Production (ICOSMaP 2016), 23-25 Aug 2016, Kuantan, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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Recently, various conservation efforts of the Euphylliidae corals have been taken placed since these species are heavily targeted for the marine aquarium trade. In Malaysia, the information coverage, distribution and abundance patterns of these vulnerable and near threatened species are not fully documented. Hence, the current status of the Euphylliidae corals were investigated by applying a method of coral video transect at 144 transect lines in 36 reef sites of Tioman, Redang and Payar Islands. This study recorded a total of six species of the Euphylliidae corals with Euphyllia ancora had the highest average percentage coverage (29.5% ± 1.5) and dominant in Tioman, Plerogyra sinuosa (92.3% ± 4.2) in Redang and Physogyra lichtensteini (98.0% ± 6.7) in Payar Islands. The diversity and distribution of the Euphyllidae corals were highly influenced by the difference in reef morphology, substrate condition, coastal development and human intervention at the particular reef area.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 5605/56902
Uncontrolled Keywords: Euphyllidae corals, vulnerable species, near threatened species, coral video transect, Peninsular Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Marine Science
Depositing User: Dr. Shahbudin Saad
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 10:59
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 11:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56902

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