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Mangroves as a habitat for fish and prawns
Sasekumar, A.; Chong, V.C.; Leh, M.U.; D'Cruz, R. (1992). Mangroves as a habitat for fish and prawns, in: Jaccarini, V. et al. (Ed.) The Ecology of Mangrove and Related Ecosystems: Proceedings of the International Symposium held at Mombasa, Kenya, 24-30 September 1990. Developments in Hydrobiology, 80: pp. 195-207
In: Jaccarini, V.; Martens, E.E. (Ed.) (1992). The Ecology of Mangrove and Related Ecosystems: Proceedings of the International Symposium held at Mombasa, Kenya, 24-30 September 1990. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia, vol. 247. Developments in Hydrobiology, 80. Kluwer Academic: Dordrecht. ISBN 0-7923-2049-2. 266 pp., more
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more

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  • Sasekumar, A.; Chong, V.C.; Leh, M.U.; D'Cruz, R. (1992). Mangroves as a habitat for fish and prawns. Hydrobiologia 247: 195-207, more

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    Brackish water

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  • Sasekumar, A.
  • Chong, V.C.
  • Leh, M.U.
  • D'Cruz, R.

Abstract
    Mangrove inlets and creeks in Selangor, Malaysia are the habitat for 119 species of fish and 9 species of prawns. The majority of fish and all prawns sampled in the inlets were juveniles. The common fish species in the inlets in terms of weight were Arius sagor, Ambassis gymnocephalus, Liza subviridis, Toxotes jaculator, Sphyraena barracuda and Lates calcarifer. Prawns were represented by juvenile Penaeus penicillatus, P. merguiensis, P. indicus, Metapenaeus brevicomis and M. affinis. Samples from enclosure traps set on mudfiats during ebbing water captured 37 species of fish and 11 species of prawns. The role of mangroves as nursery and feeding grounds for fish and prawns is reviewed in the light of recent work in Selangor. It is apparent that mangroves support fisherles by providing habitat and food.

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