Diversity And Distribution Of Pteriidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) In Malaysian Waters

Cheah, Wee (2017) Diversity And Distribution Of Pteriidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) In Malaysian Waters. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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A study on the diversity and distribution of Pteriidae oysters in Malaysian waters has been conducted at 9 locations which covered the Straits of Malacca (6 locations}, the South China Sea (2 locations} and the Sulawesi Sea (1 location). A total of 12 species of pteriids from two genera were identified with 7 species from the genus Pinctada, namely, P. albina, P. chemnitzii, P. fucata, P. maculata, P. margaritifera, P. maxima, and P. nigra while 5 species from the genus Pteria, namely, P. avicular, P. brevialata, P. contumix, P. loveni, and P. penguin. Of these, nine species are first time recorded in Malaysian waters. Combination of twelve shell characters and morphometric measurement were found to be useful in the identification of Pteriidae oyster up to species level but only restricted to well-preserved shells that not differed much from its original shapes.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH1 Natural history (General - Including nature conservation, geographical distribution)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kajihayat (School of Biological Sciences) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Hasmizar Mansor
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2022 07:33
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 07:33
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/51103

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