Leatherback Turtle (Darmochelys Coriacea)

ITS–The Leatherback Turtle (Darmochelys  coriacea), called Penyu Belimbing in Indonesian, is the biggest of all turtle species. Its body from tail to mouth reaches a length of 215 centimeters; its head measures 25 centimetres wide, and it can weigh up to one ton. The turtle is found in the Mediterranean Sea, Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic […]

Green Turtle (Chelonia Mydas)

ITS–There are seven turtle species remaining in the world, four of which are found in Indonesia. The four species are the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), the Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), the Leatherback Turtle (Darmochelys caoriacea) and the Grey Olive Longgerhead turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). Called Penyu Hijau in Indonesian, the Green Turtle is found in Indonesia […]

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)

ITS–The olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), also known as the Pacific ridley, is a species of sea turtle.  The olive ridley is a small extant sea turtle, with an adult carapace with a length averaging 60 to 70 cm. Its heart shaped carapace is characterized by four pairs of pore bearing inframarginal scutes on the […]

Hawsbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricata)

ITS–The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in its genus. The species has a worldwide distribution, with Atlantic and Pacific subspecies. E. imbricata imbricata is the Atlantic subspecies, while E. imbricata bissa is found in the Indo-Pacific region. The […]

Prinodon Linsang

ITS–Prinodon Linsang has a very slight body, sharp head and short legs. Its tail is the same length  as its head and body. The dominant colour is yellow-white with brown spots or lines. The brown lines stretch from its mouth to its eyes, then turn under its ears. It has four lines on the nape […]

Notopteridae

ITS–The family Notopteridae contains eight species of osteoglossiform (bony-tongued) fish, commonly known as featherbacks and knifefishes. They are small fishes living in freshwater or brackish environments in Africa and South-east Asia. With the denotation of “knifefish”, the Notopterids should not be confused with Gymnotiforms, the electric knifefishes. Although their manner of swimming is similar, the […]

Twin Spotwrasse Or Clown Labrid (Coris Angulata)

ITS–The Twin Spotwrasse or Clown Labrid (Coris angulata) has an elongated body and a pointed head. The body is decorated with a colourful pattern. The species undergoes extreme changes in coloration as it matures, but two black patches on the dorsal always remain. Orange spots on its back are also seemingly permanent, especially those on […]

Flower Triggerfish (Balistoides Conspicillum)

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 dorsal fins’ spine into an erect position. If it sneaks into coral and erects its spine, it […]

Dolphin (Lumba-Lumba)

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 saltwater inhabitants, and only a few species live in fresh water areas. It is estimated that there […]

Mahakam Dolphin (Orcaella Brevirostris)

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 in saltwater areas starting from the Bay of  Bengal to Papua. Orcaella Brevirostris is gray-black or blue […]