Arthropod Communities on Sonneratia caseolaris along Selangor River, Kampung Kuantan, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia

  • NUR SYAHIRAH MAMAT International Institute of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences (I-AQUAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • NURUL AINA ADNAN Department of Earth Science and Environment, Faculty Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 43600, Selangor, Malaysia
  • MUHAMMAD FAIZ ZAKARIA Faculty of Environment and Marine Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia
  • SURZANNE MOHD AGOS Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICoE), Institute of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries (AKUATROP), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia
  • AMIN SAFWAN ADNAN Department of Applied Sciences and Agriculture, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Johor Branch Campus, Jalan Segamat/Labis, 85000 Segamat, Johor, Malaysia
  • DZULHELMI MUHAMMAD NASIR Biology and Sustainability Research Division, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, 6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • LAILATUL-NADHIRAH ASRI Department of Earth Science and Environment, Faculty Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 43600, Selangor, Malaysia
  • NUR ATHIRAH ABDULLAH Department of Earth Science and Environment, Faculty Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 43600, Selangor, Malaysia
  • MAIMON ABDULLAH Department of Earth Science and Environment, Faculty Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 43600, Selangor, Malaysia
  • NORELA SULAIMAN Department of Earth Science and Environment, Faculty Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 43600, Selangor, Malaysia
  • FASZLY RAHIM Department of Earth Science and Environment, Faculty Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 43600, Selangor, Malaysia
  • WAN JULIANA WAN AHMAD Department of Earth Science and Environment, Faculty Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 43600, Selangor, Malaysia
Keywords: Arthropod community, fireflies, mangrove, Sonneratia caseolaris

Abstract

Sonneratia caseolaris commonly known as mangrove apple or Berembang in the Malay language, is a species of plant in the family Lythraceae. Area of S. caseolaris along Selangor River in Kampung Kuantan has become a natural habitat for a variety of arthropods. This study aimed to identify the species variations in arthropod communities at different selected stations along Selangor River at two different sampling times. Present study was conducted for six consecutive months (August 2010 until January 2011) at 19 selected stations along the Selangor River. Sampling was conducted once per day and night. Sweeping method by using sweep nets were used as the arthropod sampling method. Data analysis was done quantitatively to determine the composition of arthropod community. A total of 7,707 individual arthropods collected belonging to 10 different orders consisting of Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Neuroptera, Orthoptera, Odonata, Lepidoptera, Blattodea, Mantodea and Araneae. A total of 4,563 arthropod individuals were sampled at night, which was more than the daytime (3,144 individuals), with Station 17 recorded the highest arthropod individual out of the 19 sampling sites. During the night, the firefly, that belongs to the Lampyridae family showed the highest arthropod composition. The presence of arthropod biodiversity along the Selangor River reveals that the S. caseolaris area is important in maintaining a diverse community of fireflies and other arthropods for conservation purposes.

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Published
2022-06-30
How to Cite
MAMAT, N. S., ADNAN, N. A., ZAKARIA, M. F., MOHD AGOS, S., ADNAN, A. S., MUHAMMAD NASIR, D., ASRI, L.-N., ABDULLAH, N. A., ABDULLAH, M., SULAIMAN, N., RAHIM, F., & WAN AHMAD, W. J. (2022). Arthropod Communities on Sonneratia caseolaris along Selangor River, Kampung Kuantan, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia. Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology, 12(1), 177-187. https://doi.org/10.33736/bjrst.4463.2022