THE POTENTIALLY TOXIC BENTHIC DINOFLAGELLATES ON MACROALGAE AT THE REEF FLAT OF SERIBU ISLANDS, NORTH JAKARTA - INDONESIA

Authors

  • Riani Widiarti Centre for Marine Studies. Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. University of Indonesia.
  • - Murtiningsih National Centre for Fish Inspection and Quality Control. Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.
  • - Suwarti National Centre for Fish Inspection and Quality Control. Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.
  • Ahmad Mutaqin National Centre for Fish Inspection and Quality Control. Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.
  • Gud Elina Kurnia National Centre for Fish Inspection and Quality Control. Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14203/mri.v33i1.462

Keywords:

Benthic Dinoflagellates, Ciguatera Fish Poisoning, Coral reef disturbance, Macroalgae substrate specificity.

Abstract

The Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP) causing microorganisms were observed at the reef flat of Penjaliran Barat Islands and Pramuka Islands District, Seribu Island National Park, North Jakarta, Indonesia. Of the samples collected, four potentially toxic benthic dinoflagellates species were found, which are Gambierdiscus toxicus, Prorocentrum concavum, Prorocentrum lima, and Ostreopsis lenticularis. The dinoflagellates were found attached on the brown macroalgae Padina and Sargassum. Most of the benthic dinoflagellates from both locations were found in Pramuka Islands District, the inhabitated islands where human activities which could damage the coral reef areas were relatively high. Beside the macroalgae substrate preference of each dinoflagellate species, several environmental factors were also obtained in this research.

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Published

2018-05-14

How to Cite

Widiarti, R., Murtiningsih, .-., Suwarti, .-., Mutaqin, A., & Kurnia, G. E. (2018). THE POTENTIALLY TOXIC BENTHIC DINOFLAGELLATES ON MACROALGAE AT THE REEF FLAT OF SERIBU ISLANDS, NORTH JAKARTA - INDONESIA. Marine Research in Indonesia, 33(1), 91–94. https://doi.org/10.14203/mri.v33i1.462

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