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An update on diversity of sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) in Malaysia

Kamarudin, Kamarul Rahim and Mohamed Rehan, Aisyah and Hashim, Ridzwan and Usup, Gires (2010) An update on diversity of sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) in Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal, 62 (3). pp. 315-334. ISSN 0025-1291

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Abstract

Sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) are regarded as an important part of Malaysia’s marine heritage due to their diversity and commercial value. Several ecological studies have been conducted aimed at documenting the distribution of sea cucumbers in Malaysia. It is estimated that more than 80 species of sea cucumber are present in Malaysia. Nevertheless, a large number of undetermined species have been recorded, thus requiring further research to update the species identification. Molecular approaches are capable of providing insights into the phylogeny of sea cucumbers and can support the outcomes of traditional morphological approaches, and a number of molecular ecological studies have been recorded in Malaysia since 1999.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4689/9861
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sea cucumbers, Malaysia, species presence, distribution, morphology, molecular ecology
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biomedical Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Ms Rosyidah Taju Rahim
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 07:47
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 11:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9861

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