Check List 11(5): e19352, doi: 10.15560/11.5.1753
Fish diversity of Tembeling and Pahang rivers, Pahang, Malaysia
expand article infoZulkafli Abdul Rashid, Mustafa Asmuni, Mohammad Noor Azmai Amal§
‡ Freshwater Fisheries Research Center, Fisheries Research Institute, Malaysia§ Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
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This study aim to provide an updated checklist of fish species inhabiting Tembeling and Pahang rivers, Pahang, Malaysia. A total of 4,834 fish belonging to 10 orders, 64 genera, 25 families and 82 species were collected from both connected rivers. Cyprinidae present the highest number of fish species registered herein, followed by Bagridae, Pangasiidae and Siluridae. The most common fish species were Cyclocheilichthys apogon, followed by Barbonymus schwanefeldii, Hypsi­barbus wetmorei, Amblyrhynchichthys truncatus and Pun­ti­oplites proctozysron. A total of nine introduced fish and four endangered fish species were also recorded from this study. This checklist adds knowledge on the fishes inhabiting both rivers, which could be useful for the planning of fisheries activities and fish conservation of the rivers in the near future.
ichthyofauna; species inventory; tropical fishes; conservation