Volume No. 2 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 303-313 January-March 2008

 

DISTRIBUTION OF BENTHIC MACRO INVERTEBRATES AT MALUBOG BAY OF MORO GULF, WESTERN MINDANAO, (PHILIPPINES)

 

Jerry B. Superales1 and Macrina T. Zafaralla*2

1. Research and Community Extension Services Center, J.H. Cerilles State College, Mati, San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur, (Philippines)

 

Received on : August 21, 2007

 

ABSTRACT

 

Biodiversity of macroinvertebrate community in four areas of Malubog Bay in the Moro Gulf was intensively studied within two-month period. The monitoring stations were homogeneous based in water and substrate temperature, pH, salinity and dissolved oxygen. The mean number of species per stations ranging from 21 to 34 did not vary significantly. Shannon Weiner diversity index H

 

Keywords : Benthic, Spatial distribution, Macroinvertebrates, Seashells

 

 

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