Fauna

Fauna

ITS–The Flower Triggerfish (Balistoides  conspicillum), popular among Indonesian sea fish traders under the name “Trigger Kembang” or Pakol, is the most expensive and aggressive among all sea fish. The fish is called triggerfish because it can lock its ...

ITS–Dolphin or Lumba-Lumba as they are locally called, are mammalian water dwellers. Dolphins can be found in the ocean, seas, and in river mouths all over the world, although some are strictly limited to tropical areas. Most are ...

ITS–The Mahakam Dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris), locally called Pesut, is a freshwater dweller and found strictly in Kalimantans Mahakam River and its effluents. It was reported that this mammalian species was also found in Kumai Bay, Central Kalimantan and ...

ITS–The Celebes Sailfish or Celebes Rainbowfish (Telmatherina ladigesi), called in Indonesian Bonti-Bonti, is native to the island of Sulawesi (formerly called Celebes). Attaining a length of seven centimetres, its body is light yellow with a bright iridescent blue ...

ITS–The Powder-Blue Surgeonfish (Acanthurus  leucosternon), called in Indonesian Ikan Botana Biru, is one of the surgeon fishes mostly sought for and sold at high prices to pet lovers for its beauty. Its oval and compressed body is basically ...

ITS–The Triangle Butterfly Fish (Chaetodon triangulum) is called in Indonesia Ikan Kepe-Kepe. Its body shape is typical of a butterfly fish: compressed and triangle like. Its body is beautifully checked with brown, white and blue. A brown stripe ...

ITS–Euthymus affinis, locally called Tongkol,  is a dweller of almost all Indo-Pacific and Asian  Waters. It is related to the tuna but has a smaller (50-60 Cm) body.  It is a pelagic, schooling species and in Indonesia mostly found ...

ITS–The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacantus imperator), with bright yellow stripes against a blue background, has one of the most striking colour patterns of all angelfish. Its local name “Batman” comes from its unique black “mask” around its eyes. Emperors, ...

ITS–The Long-finned Bat Fish (Flatax pinnatus), or Platax Asli as it is called in Indonesian, has a high dorsal fin which is braced by long anal and pectoral fins. The Bat Fish has a dark body with a ...

ITS–The Brilliant Rasbora or Einthoven’s Rasbora (Rasbora  einthoveni), called in Indonesian ikan Sulir Batang is distributed in Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Kalimantan. Its body is nine centimetres in length and it can adjust itself to live in aquariums. ...