ABSTRACT: Mangrove ecosystem in Muna Regency,includingKembarMaminasa village, has been started to be exploited by the local community. Unfortunately information about mangrove status and their condition are still negligible. The result of this study is useful to provide basic information for sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems. A study of mangrove community structure was conducted at the Tembe River inKembar Maminasa village, from September to November 2013. Mangrove community structure was analyzed using non-metric multidimensional scaling technique and Bray-Curtis cluster analysis, while the most contributed species to difference of fish community structure was analyzed using SIMPER (similarity of percentages) procedure. The difference between the community structure in three different substrates(muddy, mud-sandy, sand-muddy) was analyzed using ANOSIM. All the statistics analysis were carried out using PRIMER v6 software.The results of the study showed that there were seven species found in the Desa Kembar Maminasa and they tended to distribute differently among three different substrate, creating three slightly different zones of mangrove from seaward to landward. The community structure of the mangrove trees were different among the three different substrates. Similar results were found in community structure of mangrove saplings and mangrove seedlings.
Key words: District Muna, community structure of mangrove, mangrove tree, mangrove saplings, mangrove seedlings
Penulis: Rahman, Dewi Yanuarita, Nadiarti Nurdin
Kode Jurnal: jpperikanandd140210

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