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Temporal distribution of benthic macroinvertebrate communities from tropical forest stream in Gunung Pulai recreational forest, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia

Nor Zaiha, A. and Mohd. Said, Mohd. Ismid and Salmiati, Salmiati (2015) Temporal distribution of benthic macroinvertebrate communities from tropical forest stream in Gunung Pulai recreational forest, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. Sains Malaysia, 44 (9). pp. 1223-1228. ISSN 1266-039

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Abstract

Temporal changes of Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera (EPT) communities were investigated at the study area of Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest, Johor, Malaysia. Taxa diversity were also studied to determine the seasonality impact on certain benthic communities. Sampling of aquatic insects were carried out from November 2012 to July 2013 using rectangular dip net. As a result, more EPT were found during the dry season (1533 individuals) compared to wet season (321 individuals). Concomitantly, higher diversity was also recorded in the dry season. Among these three investigated orders, Trichoptera represented the most diverse community with three families recorded, followed by Plecoptera (2 families) and Ephemeroptera (1 family). Caddisfly family Hydropsychidae were found to be abundant in the study area. Therefore, seasonality impact on EPT assemblage at Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest is extremely evident.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:58892
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:08
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