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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part C

Morphometric analysis of resident green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia


Author(s): Pushpa Palaniappan

Abstract: A morphometric analysis was conducted on the resident green turtles (Chelonia mydas) caught in the waters of Mabul Island, located on the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. The data was collected from eight field trips conducted between August 2010 through December 2011 and the turtles were caught at seven established dive sites. A series of body size measurements were obtained from 124 juvenile to adult turtles (straight carapace length range 390 – 980 mm). The results showed that juvenile turtles (79.0%) (p = 0.0011) were the dominant size class in this population, therefore the body measurements of the turtles were skewed towards the smaller sizes. The adult male (n = 7) and female (n = 10) turtles were not significantly different in size (p = 0.5248). Regression equations were developed for six single attributes in predicting the Straight Carapace Lengths (SCL) of these green turtles.

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How to cite this article:
Pushpa Palaniappan. Morphometric analysis of resident green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(6):174-178.
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