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The Important Role of Macrobenthos and Phytoplankton: Biological Indicators in Tabuhan Island, East Java, Indonesia

Annur Ahadi Abdillah, Mochammad Amin Alamsjah, Mohammad Faizal Ulkhaq, Hapsari Kenconojati, Darmawan Setia Budi, Suciyono, Muhammad Hanif Azhar, Eka Saputra and Dita Wisudyawati

Department of Marine, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia - 60115.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal July, 2019 : 96 (7) - pages 46 to 48
(Received: January, 2019, Accepted: February, 2019)


This study aimed to determine the presence of macrobenthos and phytoplankton as biological indicators in Tabuhan Island. The diversity index of macrobenthos and phytoplankton showed 1,9 and 2,9 respectively. Macrobenthos uniformity index was 0.47 while phytoplankton uniformity index was 0.26. The dominance index of macrobenthos was 0.16 while the dominance index of phytoplankton was 0.07. Base on diversity index, uniformity index and dominance index, biological indicator Tabuhan Island waters had indicator for their growth.

Key Words: Macrobenthos, Phytoplankton, Biological Indicators, Tabuhan Island

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