Ichthyofaunal Diversity of Tiang River in Royal Belum Forest Reserve, Malaysia

S Sharir, M Azhari, S Zakeyuddin, A Samat, Paul Close, M. N. Shukor

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The Tiang river is one of the many tributaries that flows into the Temengor Lake at Royal Belum Forest Reserve. Located in the north of the lake, this river is important for recreational and indigenous fishing activities. Despite some previous preliminary surveys, knowledge of ichtyofaunal assemblages in Tiang river are scarce. This study aimed to provide an updated checklist of fish species and diversity status of Tiang river by undertaking quantitative data of fish and physical parameters. Survey was conducted at four major sites during the month of. From the survey, a total of 30 species and 12 families of fish were recorded. Shahnon diversity and Evenness indices recorded was 2.074 and 0.257 respectively. The most dominant family recorded was Cyprinidae with percentage abundance of 89.725% (12 species) followed by Bagridae (3.39%,4 species), Danionidae (2.75%, 3 species) and Nandidae (1.28%,1 species). The most common species species found was Mystacoleucus obtusirostris and other important species recorded in this study was Tor tambra, and one alien species; Oreochromis aureus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-400
JournalMalayan Nature Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


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