North Sulawesi Danau Tondano Nature Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in North Sulawesi Nature Reserves with 0 Comments

North Sulawesi

Danau Tondano


Latitude : 1 21 27 N Logitude : 125 1 19 E
Altitude : 0 to 1000 metres
Area : 20380 ha Wetlands: 5000 ha
Tenure : Government of Indonesia
Site Description
Lake Tondano is a very shallow Indonesian lake (max.depth: 20 m) with no distinctive features. It is silting up by 20 cm/year. It is draining through the river Tondano to the Mollucca Sea. Its stratification is weak (RTR 19.1). The total nitrogen values varied from 0.356-0.624 mg/l N, and total phosphorus values were undetectable. The lake is considered as mesotrophic lake with a transparency of 2.5 metres, which is affected also by other than phytoplankton turbidity. However, Giesen (1991) considers this lake as eutrophic lake.
Site Location
Danau Tondano is located on 37 km south of Manado. To reached the site use car/motorcycle until Tondano town.

List of Birds (20 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Amaurornis phoenicurus
Anas gibberifrons
Ardea cinerea
Ardeola speciosa
Bubulcus ibis
Centropus bengalensis
Cisticola juncidis
Dendrocygna arcuata
Egretta garzetta
Egretta intermedia
Geopelia striata
Haliastur indus App II
Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Ixobrychus eurhythmus Lower Risk
Ixobrychus flavicollis
Ixobrychus sinensis
Lonchura punctulata
Nectarinia jugularis
Passer montanus
Porzana cinerea

List of Fish (12 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Anabas testudineus
Barbodes gonionotus
Channa melasoma
Channa striata
Clarias batrachus
Cyprinus carpio
Ophieleotris aporos
Ophiocara porocephala
Oreochromis mossambicus
Oreochromis niloticus
Osteochilus hasseltii
Trichogaster trichopterus


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