%0 Journal Article
	%A Seyedeh Belin Tavakoly Sany and  Majid Rezayi and  Rosli Hashim and  Aishah Salleh and  Omid Safari
	%D 2014
	%J International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 91, 2014
	%T Diversity and Distribution of Benthic Invertebrates in the West Port, Malaysia
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9998814
	%V 91
	%X The purpose of this paper is to describe the main
characteristics of macroinvertebrate species in response to
environmental forcing factors. Overall, 23 species of Mollusca, 4
species of Arthropods, 3 species of Echinodermata and 3 species of
Annelida were identified at the 9 sampling stations during four
sampling periods. Individual species of Mollusca constituted 36.4%
of the total abundance, followed by Arthropods (27.01%), Annelida
(34.3%) and Echinodermata (2.4%). The results of Kruskal-Wallis
test indicated that a significant difference (p <0.05) in the abundance,
richness and diversity of the macro-benthic community in different
stations. The correlation analysis revealed that anthropogenic
pollution and natural variability caused by these variations in spatial

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