Occurrence and the ecological implication of a tropical anguillid eel Anguilla marmorata from peninsular Malaysia

Abdul Kadir, Siti Raudah and Abdul Rasid, Mohamad Hafiz Farhan and Kok , Onn Kwong and Li, Lian Wong and Arai, Takaomi (2017) Occurrence and the ecological implication of a tropical anguillid eel Anguilla marmorata from peninsular Malaysia. ZooKeys, 695. pp. 103-110. ISSN 1313-2989

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    Abstract

    Recent studies suggested that accurate species identification in the tropical anguillid eels based on morphological examination requires confirmation by molecular genetic analysis. Previous studies found that two tropical anguillid eels, Anguilla bicolor bicolor and A. bengalensis bengalensis, were found in peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) based on morphological and molecular genetic analyses. This study is the first record of A. marmorata in peninsular Malaysia confirmed by both morphological and molecular genetic analyses. The present study also suggests that accurate tropical eel species identification is difficult by morphological identification alone; therefore, molecular genetic analysis is needed for precise species confirmation.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH1 Natural history (General - Including nature conservation, geographical distribution)
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kajihayat (School of Biological Sciences) > Article
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 10:10
    Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 10:10
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/37097

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