Assessment and Monitoring of Fish Species in the Mountain Streams and Lake of Mindanao LTER Sites

Asian Journal of Biodiversity

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Title Assessment and Monitoring of Fish Species in the Mountain Streams and Lake of Mindanao LTER Sites
 
Creator Quimpang, Victoria T.; ORCID No. 0000-0003-1992-6359. Biology Department, College of Arts and Science, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Opiso, Einstine M.; ORCID No. 0000-0001-6806-4703. Geo-environmental Engineering Group, College of Engineering, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Cudal, Mary Cris; ORCID No. 0000-0001-7644-2268. Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Coquilla, Kate Lucelle; ORCID No. 0000-0003-4197-1236. Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Buot, Glynne Aidette; ORCID No. 0000-0003-3703-9155. Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Forten, Ronald Regan C.; ORCID No. 0000-0002-7480-8374. Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Bruno, Angela Grace T.; ORCID No. 0000-0003-4941-8232. Environmental Sciences Department, College of Forestry and Environmental Science, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Amoroso, Victor B.; ORCID No. 0000-0001-8865-5551. Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
 
Description Assessment and Monitoring on fish species was conducted in five (5) Longterm Ecological Research (LTER) sites in Mindanao, Philippines. These LTER sites were Mt. Apo in North Cotabato, Mt. Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental, Mt. Kitanglad and Mt. Musuan in Bukidnon, and Mt. Malindang in Misamis Occidental. Streams and Lakes of these sites were sampled to assess the fish species found in each sites and its significance in the aquatic ecosystem. There were 13 fish families found from the five LTER sites. One endemic species Puntius bantolanensis was found only in two mountain sites Mt. Apo and Mt. Hamiguitan. Ten native species were distributed among all sites. Seven were unclassified for its occurrence. Out of the 34 species, 15 were introduced. However, these introduced species have only diminutive individual counts per site of which they occur. The study revealed that Mindanao streams were composed of diverse fish species. Endemic and native fish species has the need to be protected and ecosystem must be conserved. Some introduced fish species are invasive and that might disturb and affect aquatic ecosystem. Bray Curtis cluster analysis reveals that Mt. Musuan and Mt. Malindang shows similarity of species. Mt. Kitanglad has the least similar species compared to the other four mountains. Some physico-chemical characteristics vary from each stream in all sites and somehow affect presence of fishes.   Keywords: aquatic ecosystem, freshwater fishes, water quality, endemic, native 
 
Publisher Liceo de Cagayan University
 
Date 2015-04-24
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://asianscientificjournals.com/new/publication/index.php/ajob/article/view/697
10.7828/ajob.v6i1.697
 
Source Asian Journal of Biodiversity; Vol 6, No 1 (2015): January
 
Language en
 

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