Species Composition of Aquatic Resources in Lantebung Mangrove Ecotourism Area, Makassar, Indonesia

Asrul Muslim *

Maritime Institute of Technology and Business Balik Diwa, Perintis Kemerdekaan Street VIII, Makassar 90245, Indonesia.

Wayan Kantun

Maritime Institute of Technology and Business Balik Diwa, Indonesia.

Nursyahran

Maritime Institute of Technology and Business Balik Diwa, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The mangrove ecotourism area is an alternative place for recreation for the community, so it is thought to disturb aquatic resources. This study aims to analyze the species composition of aquatic resources in the Lantebung mangrove ecotourism area. Data collection used a survey method, and the research was conducted from October to November 2023 in the Lantebung mangrove ecotourism area in Makassar, Indonesia. The results showed that the composition of fish species consisted of five dominating fish species, namely Tawes (Garres abbreviatus) 3904 fish (39.40%), Peperek (Nuchequula nuchalis) 2389 fish (24.11%), Peperek (Eubleekeria splendens) 1021 fish (10.30%), Rejung fish (Sillago robusta) 975 fish (9.84%), and Peperek (Leiognathus longispinis) 910 fish (9.18%). The diversity of aquatic resources included 29 species of fish with 9985 individuals, 19 species of crustaceans with 117 individuals, ten species of Mollusca with one individual in each species, and one species of Cnidaria with one individual. The highest fish species composition is Tawes fish (Garres abbreviatus), and the lowest type is Cnidaria.

Keywords: Ecotourism, species composition, aquatic resources, mangrove


How to Cite

Muslim , A., Kantun , W., & Nursyahran. (2024). Species Composition of Aquatic Resources in Lantebung Mangrove Ecotourism Area, Makassar, Indonesia. Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, 26(2), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajfar/2024/v26i2731

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