Penang Island Mangrove Benthic Foraminifera

Published: 4 January 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/w764p2jwkn.1
Muhamad Naim Abd Malek


Data of environmental parameters and benthic foraminifera species recorded in Penang Island mangroves: Teluk Tempoyak mangrove (TT), Pulau Betong mangrove (PB) and Kuala Sungai Pinang mangrove (KSP). Table A.1. Details of each sampling points at each mangrove forests. Table A.2. Census data for live benthic foraminiferal assemblages Table A.3. Census data for dead benthic foraminiferal assemblages Table A.4. Environmental parameters measured at each mangrove locations. Table A.5. Relative abundance of benthic foraminiferal species at each mangrove locations.


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About 10 mL of the stained sediment samples using Rose bengal was washed through a 500 µm sieve and then a 63 µm sieve. The 63 µm sieve size were used for benthic foraminiferal collection. At least 300 individuals were collected using brush under dissecting microscope and mounted in micropaleontological slide. Each points and locations of the samples were labelled accordingly.


Universiti Sains Malaysia


Biologicals, Foraminifera, Ecological Abundance