Fauna of sandy beaches in Bachok, Kelantan

Sasekumar, A. and Moh, H.H. and Muhammad Ali, S.H. (2010) Fauna of sandy beaches in Bachok, Kelantan. Malaysian Journal of Science, 29. pp. 91-94. ISSN 1394-3065

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Abstract

The fauna of two sandy beaches on the Bachok coast of Kelantan were studied during June 2008. Sand was dug up to a depth of 30 cm with a spade, and washed in a sieve of 2 mm-mesh size at the water's edge to collect the fauna. Fifteen species of invertebrates consisting of gastropods, bivalves, crustaceans and an echinoderm were recorded. The most common were ghost crab Ocypode ceratophthalma, sand bubble crab Scopimera proxima, hermit crab Diogenes avarus, bivalve Meretrix sp. and sand dollar Arachnoides placenta. The moist sand in the lower part of the shore supported a higher diversity of fauna than the dry sand of the upper shore.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sandy shore; Fauna; Ocypode ceratophthalma; Diogenes avarus; Arachnoides placenta
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 04:01
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 04:01
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11725

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