Fauna

TANJUNG PANDAN WEATHER

Tengkelesa’ (scleropages formasus)

Arwana fish is an ornamental fish that has an expensive value. These animals are rare and protected under the IUCN (International Union for Conservation Nature). These fish, including ancient animals that have emerged around 115 million years (Lavoue, 2015), revised the opinion of Kumazawa & Nishida (2000) which stated that the age of the ancestors of the Tengkelesa fish was 134 million years which was as a part of the Gondwanaland. The distribution of fish was strongly related to the movement of the Sundaland plate and its relation to the East Sunda River which disappeared in the Banda Sea and connected to the Lenggang River in the East of Belitong Island. These animals live in turbidid water and lots of algae and pH is approximately 6

Arwana Gallery
Ampong Gallery

Ampong Fish (channa marulioides)

Ampong fish are freshwater fish that are inhabitant in a submerged aquatic vegetation with a loam or fine sand river basement (Sen, 1985). They are originally in Asia & Africa. Distribution of those genera are in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Africa. They are found in the Lenggang River which has been recognised as an ancient Rheotrophic river which were associated with the movement of the Sundaland plate. They are believed to be a predator if have over 25 cm long.

Clown Fish (Amphiprion Percula)

The clownfish inhabitabt at shallow tropical marine lagoon and seaweed reefs site with clear water. A clear water in Tanjung Kelayang associates with the fine grained white sand from the granite parent rock with wich is silica-rich and no mud exists. They are protandous hemaprodite which are males except the largest species of the group is female. When the female dies, the largest male converts to female and the rest of them change the hierarchy base on their size. Their population can be found in the tropical marine environment of the Indo-Pacific Including Belitong (Boyer 2018)

Clown Fish Gallery
Tarsius

Pelile’an (Cephalopacus Bancanus Saltator)

One of the significance natural heritage in the Belitong Island is The Belitong Tarsiers (Cephalopachus bancanus satator). The Belitong Tarsiers can be characterised based on the morphology and molecular investigations. The morphology of Belitong Tarsiers highlight the non massive dense hair, gray colour background, and no vocal duets in the morning (Shekell, 2008; Groves and Shekelle, 2010; Fodgen, 1974; Yustian, 2007). The molecular analysis have proved that they were classified as the Cephalopachus genera. This has changed from the previous authors which were categorized into Tarsius genera. The Belitong Tarsiers inhabit in the dry and shrub land and the secondary dry land. Those area are the habitat for the insects which are the feeding for the Belitong Tarsiers (Fitriana et al, 2016). Those trees can well develop in the poor nutrients soil which were mainly composed by the transported weathering of the rich silica material from the granite rock (Brunig 1974; Whitmore 1984; Whitten et al. 1984; MacKinnon et al, 1996; Yadi, 2017). This rock is commonly found one fouth quarter in the northwest of the Belitong Island.

Tengkelesa’ (scleropages formasus)

Arwana fish is an ornamental fish that has an expensive value. These animals are rare and protected under the IUCN (International Union for Conservation Nature). These fish, including ancient animals that have emerged around 115 million years (Lavoue, 2015), revised the opinion of Kumazawa & Nishida (2000) which stated that the age of the ancestors of the Tengkelesa fish was 134 million years which was as a part of the Gondwanaland. The distribution of fish was strongly related to the movement of the Sundaland plate and its relation to the East Sunda River which disappeared in the Banda Sea and connected to the Lenggang River in the East of Belitong Island. These animals live in turbidid water and lots of algae and pH is approximately 6.

ikan arwana

Ampong Fish (channa marulioides)

Ampong fish are freshwater fish that are inhabitant in a submerged aquatic vegetation with a loam or fine sand river basement (Sen, 1985). They are originally in Asia & Africa. Distribution of those genera are in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Africa. They are found in the Lenggang River which has been recognised as an ancient Rheotrophic river which were associated with the movement of the Sundaland plate. They are believed to be a predator if have over 25 cm long.

Ikan Ampong

Clown Fish (Amphiprion Percula)

The clownfish inhabitabt at shallow tropical marine lagoon and seaweed reefs site with clear water. A clear water in Tanjung Kelayang associates with the fine grained white sand from the granite parent rock with wich is silica-rich and no mud exists. They are protandous hemaprodite which are males except the largest species of the group is female. When the female dies, the largest male converts to female and the rest of them change the hierarchy base on their size. Their population can be found in the tropical marine environment of the Indo-Pacific Including Belitong (Boyer 2018).

Clown Fish Gallery

Pelile’an (Cephalopacus Bancanus Saltator)

One of the significance natural heritage in the Belitong Island is The Belitong Tarsiers (Cephalopachus bancanus satator). The Belitong Tarsiers can be characterised based on the morphology and molecular investigations. The morphology of Belitong Tarsiers highlight the non massive dense hair, gray colour background, and no vocal duets in the morning (Shekell, 2008; Groves and Shekelle, 2010; Fodgen, 1974; Yustian, 2007). The molecular analysis have proved that they were classified as the Cephalopachus genera. This has changed from the previous authors which were categorized into Tarsius genera. The Belitong Tarsiers inhabit in the dry and shrub land and the secondary dry land. Those area are the habitat for the insects which are the feeding for the Belitong Tarsiers (Fitriana et al, 2016). Those trees can well develop in the poor nutrients soil which were mainly composed by the transported weathering of the rich silica material from the granite rock (Brunig 1974; Whitmore 1984; Whitten et al. 1984; MacKinnon et al, 1996; Yadi, 2017). This rock is commonly found one fouth quarter in the northwest of the Belitong Island.

Tarsius
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