Distribution, Species Composition And Size Of Flying Fish (Exocoetidae) In The Ceram Sea
Friesland Tuapetel, Natsir Nessa, Syamsu Alam Ali, Sudirman
Index Terms: flying fish, size, Ceram sea, species, distribution,
Abstract: Ceram Sea is new resources area of catching flying fish. The purpose of study is to determine the species composition, size and distribution of flying fish caught by drifting baits. Flying fish data collection was conducted in June until October 2013 in three locations i.e: Kaimana, East Ceram and Fak-Fak. There are three flying fish species collected namely Hirundichthys oxycephalus (Torani), Cypselurus poecilopterus (Banggulung) and Chellopogon abeia (yellow wing). The results was showed that in Fak-Fak and Kaimana, there are two types of fly fishing that H. oxycephalus andC. poecilopterus, whereas in East Ceram found three types including: H. oxycephalus, C. poecilopterus and C. abeia. The dominant type of flying fish in three locations is H. oxycephalus. Flying fish has a variety size range of body size from 195.6 to 243.6 mm in Kaimana; East Ceram range from 206.3 to 284.3 mm while Fak-Fak range from 187.1 to 243.1 mm. The result is expected to be a reference literature as basic data for the management and sustainable utilization of flyling fish in Ceram sea.
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