Temporal Distribution of Gastropods In Rocky Intertidal Area In North Manokwari, West Papua

  • Dandi Saleky Jurusan Ilmu Kelautan
  • Simon P.O Leatemia Universitas Musamus
  • Yuanike Yuanike Universitas Papua
  • Irman Rumengan Divisi Pembangunan Berkelanjutan LPPM, UNIPA
  • I Nyoman Giri Putra Universitas Udayana Bali

Abstract

Gastropods is an important organism that commonly found inhabiting the rocky intertidal area. Distribution pattern of this species is influenced by various factors such as population history, microhabitat, predation and a complex interactions between oceanographic dynamics and ecological features. This study aims to compare the temporal distribution pattern of gastropods at two different rocky intertidal area. This research was conducted at the rocky intertidal area of Amban and Nuni, North Manokwari District, West Papua. Data collection was performed during the daylight and night in April and June 2012 using systematic sampling method. The results showed that both physical and chemical factors are suite for supporting gastropods life. Furthermore, these factors seem to have an impact on gastropod zoning patterns observed in the study area. The similarity index values ​​indicate that the similarity of gastropod species between the two locations is low, which means that the species of gastropods found in each location is quite different. The community structure of gastropod at the study area is stable. In addition, we found that the gastropods diversity were higher during the night than the daylight because gastropods are classified as a nocturnal animals.


Key Words: Gastropod; Rocky Intertidal; Community Structure; Nocturnal

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Published
2019-05-30
How to Cite
SALEKY, Dandi et al. Temporal Distribution of Gastropods In Rocky Intertidal Area In North Manokwari, West Papua. JURNAL SUMBERDAYA AKUATIK INDOPASIFIK, [S.l.], p. 1-10, may 2019. ISSN 2550-0929. Available at: <https://ejournalfpikunipa.ac.id/index.php/JSAI/article/view/58>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.30862/jsai-fpik-unipa.2019.Vol.3.No.1.58.
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Research Articles