Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seah Ying Giat

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)


  • Biodiversity
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular


  • Fishes (Taxonomy)


  • Peninsular Malaysia
  • Sabah
  • Sarawak

Educational Background

  • 2006 - 2010
    PhD in Marine Fish Taxonomy and molecular phylogeny, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 2005 - 2006
    Master in Marine Biology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 2002 - 2005
    Bachelor in Marine Biology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Working Experience

  • 2010 - 2011
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Marine Ecosystem Research Center (EKOMAR) Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor


  • 2015
    Larimichthys terengganui
  • 2013
    Insentif penerbitan Makalah Jurnal Kuartil 2, UMT
  • 2011
    Young Scientist Financial Award Program, The 8th IOC/WESTPAC International Science Symposium Local Organizing Committee
  • 2008
    Best presenter, cluster sea to space, NSF
  • 2006
    National Science Fellowship (NSF)


  • 2015 - 2017
  • 2015 - 2017
    Species discrimination among Carangoides spp. complex using molecular and morphological approach
  • 2013 - 2015
    Taxonomy and Molecular Phylogeny of Gelama (Sciaenidae) in the waters of Malaysia
  • 2012 - 2014
    Genetic diversity and population structure of terubok, Tenualosa spp. in Sarawak.
  • 2011 - 2013
    Trawl Fish Species in Landing Port of LKIM, Chendering
  • 2006 - 2010
    Study on the taxonomy and phylogeny of ponyfishes (Perciformes: Leiognathidae) in the waters of Malaysia


  • 2016
    Ikan Lutsinar
  • 2016
    Authentication of Tenualosa species in Perak River, Malaysia: application of morphological measurement and molecular analysis of partial CO1 and 16S genes to resolve species ambiguity
  • 2016
    Distribution Range Extensions of Parapercis bicoloripes and P. diplospilus (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae) in the South China Sea and the Adjacent Waters, with Notes on Ontogenetic Changes in P. bicoloripes
  • 2016
    Length-weight relationships of seven fish species from a fish landing port at Sungai Udang, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016
    Preliminary study on the morphology and biology of coexist Nemipterus furcosus and Nemipterus tambuloides from Terengganu waters, Peninsular Malaysia.
  • 2016
    Morphological Variations of Plicofollis Species (Siluriformes: Ariidae)in Peninsular Malaysia: An Insight into Truss Network Approach
  • 2015
    Mitochondrial DNA Diversity of Terubok (Tenualosa toli) from Daro and Mukah, Sarawak Inferred by Partial Cytochrome b (Cyt-B)
  • 2015
    A new species of Larimichthys from Terengganu, east coast of Peninsular Malaysia (Perciformes: Sciaenidae)
  • 2012
    Meristic, Morphometric and Length-weight Relationship of Tropical Silverside, Atherinomorus duodecimalis (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835) in Seagrass and Mangrove Habitats of Tinggi Island, Johor, Malaysia
  • 2012
    Phylogeny and morphological delineation of leiognathids in the waters of Peninsular Malaysia
  • 2011
    Feeding guild of the dominant trawl species in the southeastern waters of Peninsular Malaysia
  • 2011
    Overview of the leiognathid species of Malaysia
  • 2009
    Systematic accounts and some aspects of feeding and reproductive biology of ponyfishes (Perciformes: Leiognathidae)
  • 2008
    Molecular phylogeny of Leiognathidae in the waters of Perhentian Islands, Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • 2008
    Phylogeny of ponyfishes from coastal waters of the South China Sea
  • 2006
    Meristic and length-weight relationship of ponyfishes (Leiognathidae) in the coastal water of Pulau Sibu-Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia
Today, there are less than 200 Malayan tigers left in our country.
#SaveOurMalayanTiger. Visit
Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS)   by   Malaysia Biodiversity Centre (MBC)

Copyright © 2023, Malaysia Biodiversity Centre (MBC), Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NRECC). All rights reserved. DISCLAIMER - The Malaysian Government, Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NRECC), Malaysia Biodiversity Centre (MBC) and Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the usage of any information obtained from this website. By entering this site, you acknowledge and agree that no portion of this site, including but not limited to names, logos, trademarks, patents, sound, graphics, charts, text, audio, video, information or images are either MyBIS property or the property permitted by third-party and shall not be used without prior written approval from the owner(s).
Best viewed using latest Mozila Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 10 with Resolution 1024 x 768px or above. Version 2.0 / 2016
Website Citation: MyBIS (2023). Malaysia Biodiversity Information System. Published on the Internet, Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change, Malaysia Biodiversity Centre & Forest Research Institute Malaysia. [Retrieved 07 December 2023].