Journal of Marine Studies (JoMS) is an international peer-reviewed, open-access scientific journal dedicated to publishing novel research articles, critical-review articles, case studies, short communications, methodological advances, and data papers on all aspects of the marine environment that contribute to systematic knowledge of ocean system and the impact of human activities on them, vice versa. JoMS publishes high-impact scientific articles across the extensive spectrum of marine science, technology and integrated studies (listed on focus and scope). JoMS has a definite aim to distribute a high-quality scientific journal with free Internet-based access for researchers, stakeholders, and other interested people throughout the globe.

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  • Ecological characteristic of hermit crabs in Lhokseumawe mangrove forest, Aceh, Indonesia

    Fitriani, Fitriani; Erlangga, Erlangga; Syahrial, Syahrial; Ezraneti, Riri; Department of Marine Science, Universitas Malikusaleh (2024-03)
    Journal of Marine Studies
    The study was conducted between August and September of 2021 in order to determine the density, ecological index, distribution pattern, geographic distribution, environmental factors, and the relationship between hermit crabs and environmental factors. Hermit crabs were gathered using a quadratic transect and sample plots, while environmental variables were measured in situ. PCA and CCA multivariate statistics were used to determine the characteristics and correlation between hermit crabs and environmental factors. Hermit crabs were discovered to be comprised of two species (Clibanariuslongitarsus and C. infraspinatus) and one family (Diogenidae), with the highest density found in the C. longitarsus species (1.22 ± 0.57 – 4.68 3.53 ind/m2), diversity index is categorized as moderate (2.01), the geographical distribution is abundant (>80%), and environmental factors are categorized as good. In addition, Stations I and II have high DO, TOM, mangrove density, C. longitarsus, and C. infraspinatus parameters, whereas Station III has high salinity, pH, and temperature, with salinity, mangrove density, and TOM being the most influential parameters on hermit crab density.