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Diet preferences of small fishes at Setiu Lagoon, Malaysia

Kassim, Zaleha and Majid, Muhammad Solleh and Mat Alwi, Nur Yahdiyani and Hasnan, Hazwani Hanim (2018) Diet preferences of small fishes at Setiu Lagoon, Malaysia. Ecology and Sustainable Development, 1 (1). pp. 9-17. ISSN 2617-2941 E-ISSN 2617-295X

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This study aimed to investigate diet preferences of small fishes in a shallow coastal lagoon through analysis of their stomach contents.The 24 hours samplings was done during high tide at selected stations; mangrove areas and seagrass areas, both located at coastal lagoon of Setiu, Terengganu (N5o41.75’ E102o42’ to N5o 42.5’ E 102o41’). The small fishes were caught using seine nets (0.5 cm2), while the zooplanktons were collected using Kitahara zooplankton net (110 microns) then were preserved. All items found in the stomach were compared with the composition of the zooplanktons obtained from the water samples. During the sampling time, 10 species of small fishes were caught. There were higher number of fishes and zooplanktons caught from the seagrass areas than the mangrove areas. Nonetheless, diversity of zooplankton was higher in the mangroves. Overall, the number of harpacticoid was higher than all other food items found in the stomach of fishes caught from both areas despite the high number of calanoid copepods found in the lagoon

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7204/66591
Uncontrolled Keywords: Copepods,diet, Setiu Lagoon, small fishes
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Marine Science
Depositing User: Associate Prof. Dr. Zaleha Kassim
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 15:09
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 15:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66591

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