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First Record of Balashark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus (Bleeker, 1850), in the Muara Angke Wildlife Reserve, North Jakarta, Indonesia

First Record of Balashark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus (Bleeker, 1850), in the Muara Angke Wildlife Reserve, North Jakarta, Indonesia

Gema Wahyudewantoro1*, Rahmi Dina2, Haryono1, Sekar Larashati2, Siti Aisyah2 and Sopian Sauri1

1Research Center for Biology, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Republic of Indonesia, Cibinong Science Center, Bogor 16911
2Research Center for Limnology, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Republic of Indonesia, Cibinong Science Center, Bogor 16911
 
* Corresponding author: gema_wahyudewantoro@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Balashark, Balantiocheilus melanopterus (Bleeker, 1850), has been discovered for the first time in the swamp inside Muara Angke Wildlife Reserve, Jakarta, Indonesia. Balashark in Indonesia is originally distributed in Sumatra and Kalimantan. However, the fish was collected in the public waters of Java which is not its distribution areas. Fishing gear used was gill net with a diameter of 2 inches”.The characteristics, morphometric and meristic records are supplemented with water quality information to supplement existing data.

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 54, Iss. 5, Pages 2003-2500

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