Preliminary Checklist OF Freshwater Fishes OF Ulu Paip Eco-Park Forest, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia

  • M AQMAL-NASER
  • AMIRRUDIN AHMAD

Abstract

This report is the first on freshwater fishes of Ulu Paip Eco-Park Forest, Kedah consist of 20 species from 10 families. All the species were collected from the main stream, Sungai Karangan and its unnamed tributaries. Cyprinidae is the most dominant family with six species followed by Danionidae with three species. Other families contribute at least one species each. Most of the species found here are commonly found at the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia. The present of Neolissochilus hendersoni at Ulu Paip Eco-Park Forest is unexpected and this locality is now regarded as the southernmost distribution range of this species. Further studies should be expected to record more species and utilisation of various sampling gear such as electrofishing technique would be able to record the true species richness of the fishes here.

Published
2021-03-23
How to Cite
AQMAL-NASER, M; AHMAD, AMIRRUDIN. Preliminary Checklist OF Freshwater Fishes OF Ulu Paip Eco-Park Forest, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian Applied Biology Journal, [S.l.], v. 50, n. 1, mar. 2021. ISSN 2462-151X. Available at: <http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/mabjournal/article/view/11118>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2021.