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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part D

Species and size composition of sea cucumber in coastal waters of UN bay, Southeast Maluku, Indonesia


Author(s): Yuliana Natan, Pr A Uneputty, YA Lewerissa, JA Pattikawa

Abstract: Indonesia is one of the largest exporter sea cucumber in the world. However, information on this resource, especially in Maluku province is still lacking. Research to study species and size composition of sea cucumber was carried out in Un bay, Southeast Maluku on October to November 2013. Data of sea cucumber was collected by using belt transect. A total of 104 individuals belonging to 11 species from five genuses namely Holothuria, Stichopus, Actinopyga, Bohadschia and Thelenota were found during the study. Genus Holothuria had the most individuals whilst genera of Actinopyga and Thelenota had the least individual. Minimum size in term of length and weight represented by Holothuria scabra while maximum size belonged to Stichopus variegates. Further analysis on the most dominant species i.e. H. scabra showed that most of the individual consists of large size with the ratio between male and female was 1:0.51. Growth pattern of this species was negative allometric (b < 3).

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How to cite this article:
Yuliana Natan, Pr A Uneputty, YA Lewerissa, JA Pattikawa. Species and size composition of sea cucumber in coastal waters of UN bay, Southeast Maluku, Indonesia. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 3(1): 251-256.
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