An update to the Inland fishes of Pulau Tioman, Malaysia

H. H. TAN*, B. W. LOW, Darren C.J. YEO, Kelvin K.P. LIM

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Sixty-two species of inland fishes are recorded from Pulau Tioman, Malaysia, representing an increase of 14 species (29%) since the last published checklist in 1999. Nine native species are recorded for the first time, viz., Neotrygon kuhlii (Dasyatidae), Chanos chanos (Chanidae), Lates calcarifer (Latidae), Selaroides leptolepis (Carangidae), Kraemeria cunicularia, Mangarinus waterousi, Mugilogobius chulae, Pandaka pygmaea, and Stiphodon multisquamus (Gobiidae). An additional five introduced species are also recorded for the first time, viz., Barbonymus schwanenfeldii (Cyprinidae), Hypsibarbus sp. (Cyprinidae), Poecilia reticulata (Poeciliidae), Oreochromis hybrid (Cichlidae), and Channa striata (Channidae); their likely modes of introduction and potential impacts of the introduced species are briefly discussed. Additional distributional data and natural history observations are also included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-563
Number of pages9
JournalRaffles Bulletin of Zoology
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Alien species
  • Biodiversity
  • Inland fishes
  • Pulau Tioman
  • Southeast Asia


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