South Sulawesi Malili Lake System Nature Reserve

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

 South Sulawesi

Malili Lake System Nature Reserve


Latitude : 2 37 48 S Logitude : 121 13 12 E
Altitude : 0 to 0 metres
Area : 0 ha Wetlands: 0 ha
Site Description
A lake system containing three large lakes (Matana, Mahalona and Towuti) and two much smaller lakes (Masapi and Wawantoa). The degree of endemism is high and moreover of an unusual kind: of the 60 species of copepods, prawns, molluscs and fish endemic to Sulawesi found in the system only one (a prawn) is shared by all five lakes. Towuti has 26 endemic fish species, Mahalona 5 and Wawontona 4. Lake Matana has on its southern shore extensive nickel mines and hydro-power sites.
Site Location
Malili Lake System is located on South Sulawesi, close to the border with Central Sulawesi.

List of Birds (11 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Actitis hypoleucos
Amaurornis phoenicurus
Anas gibberifrons
Anhinga melanogaster Lower Risk
Ardea purpurea
Ardeola speciosa
Aythya fuligula
Pluvialis dominica
Podiceps ruficollis
Porzana fusca
Tringa glareola

List of Fish (3 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Channa striata
Cyprinus carpio
Trichogaster trichopterus


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