Habitat Preference and Spatial Distribution of Juvenile Blue Swimming Crab (Portunus pelagicus) in the East Lampung Coastal Waters, Lampung Province

  • Muhamad Radifa Program Studi Pengelolaan Sumberdaya Pesisir dan Lautan, Sekolah Pascasarjana, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor 16680, Indonesia [+62-251-8622932]
  • Yusli Wardiatno Institut Pertanian Bogor
  • Charles P.H. Simanjuntak Departemen Manajemen Sumberdaya Perairan, Fakultas Perikanan dan Ilmu Kelautan, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor 16680, Indonesia [+62-251-8622932]
  • Zairion Zairion Pusat Kajian Sumberdaya Pesisir dan Lautan, Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Kampus IPB Baranangsiang, Bogor 16680, Indonesia

Abstract

Information on habitat preferences of the blue swimming crab (BSC) juvenile and its spatial distribution is one of the factors behind the successfulness of its sustainable management. This information is needed to provide input for management strategy by considering juvenile crabs and their habitat as important aspect. The purpose of this study is to elucidate habitat preferences, abundance and biomass distribution of BSC juvenile in the east Lampung coastal waters. The research was conducted in September-October 2018, which was located in east Lampung coastal waters, Province Lampung. Spatial distribution through estimation of abundance and biomass of BSC juvenile  were relatively high and concentrated in the Gambas and Wako regions at stratification of 2-4 miles from the coastline. The BSC juvenile does not appear to have a high preference to the Kuala Penet coastal habitat condition; it is considered because of low value of abundance, biomass, and Habitat suitability index (HSI). The value of HSI in the Kuala Penet Coastal region is also lower than other locations due to abiotic and biotic factors for supporting the crabs at juvenile stage.

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Published
2020-05-14
How to Cite
Radifa, M., Wardiatno, Y., Simanjuntak, C. P. and Zairion, Z. (2020) “Habitat Preference and Spatial Distribution of Juvenile Blue Swimming Crab (Portunus pelagicus) in the East Lampung Coastal Waters, Lampung Province”, Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, 10(2), pp. 183-197. doi: 10.29244/jpsl.10.2.183-197.

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