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Tangle net fishing, an indigenous method used in Balicasag Island, central Philippines

Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines, Diliman
The Raffles bulletin of zoology (Impact Factor: 1.02). 07/2009; 20.

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Tangle nets set in deep water on steep cliffs off the Philippine island of Balicasag have obtained numerous interesting species in recent years. A detailed description of the fishing gear and its use, as observed in Balicasag Island, central Philippines, is provided. Tangle net fishing has been shown to efficiently collect specimens from areas that cannot be easily sampled using conventional gear such as trawls and dredges. Tangle nets, therefore, can be used to complement other methods during marine biodiversity surveys.

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    • " in French Polynesia . The present Philippine specimens agree well with Davie ' s ( 1993 ) excellent description and illustrations of E . mururoa , and there is no doubt that they are conspecifi c . It is interesting to note that all the Philippine specimens were collected either by tangle net or by " lumun - lumun " ( see Bouchet et al . , 2009 ; Ng et al . , 2009 , for a description of these methods ) and not by any other method employed during the PANGLAO expeditions . This is only the second time that E . mururoa has been reported since it was described . Moreover , the record from the Philippines represents a remarkable range extension by over 9 , 600 km to the west . The live colouration of "
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    • "The material from the MUSORSTOM 3 cruise onboard the R.V. " Coriolis " comes from the same area as the type material described from the cruises of MUSORSTOM 1 and 2. The same species is recorded now from the Bohol Sea, on the steep slopes of Balicasag Island, collected by tangle nets (Ng et al., 2009) and on the more level areas around collected by trawling during the PANGLAO 2005 cruise onboard the RV " DA-BFAR " (Richer de Forges et al., 2005). It is also recorded from the east coast of Luzon from the AURORA 2007 cruise. "
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    • "The material from the MUSORSTOM 3 cruise onboard the R.V. " Coriolis " comes from the same area as the type material described from the cruises of MUSORSTOM 1 and 2. The same species is recorded now from the Bohol Sea, on the steep slopes of Balicasag Island, collected by tangle nets (Ng et al., 2009) and on the more level areas around collected by trawling during the PANGLAO 2005 cruise onboard the RV " DA-BFAR " (Richer de Forges et al., 2005). It is also recorded from the east coast of Luzon from the AURORA 2007 cruise. "
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    ABSTRACT: On the basis of fresh collections from various parts of the western Pacifi c, three species of majoid crabs previously considered as rare are redescribed and fi gured: Oxypleurodon bidens (Sakai, 1969), O. auritum (Rathbun, 1916) and O. coralliophilum (Takeda, 1980). Four new species are described: O. boholense from the Philippines, O. barazeri and O. parallelum from the Solomon Islands, and O. alaini from New Caledonia. A new genus and new species, Stegopleurodon planirostrum, is described from New Caledonia and Vanuatu. The two species currently assigned to the allied American genus Sphenocarcinus A. Milne-Edwards, 1875, are re-examined, and a new genus, Rhinocarcinus, is established for the Pacifi c species Sphenocarcinus agassizi Rathbun, 1893.
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