KEANEKARAGAMAN JENIS IKAN AIR TAWAR DI SUNGAI KEPARI DAN SUNGAI EMPERAS DESA KEPARI KECAMATAN SUNGAI LAUR KABUPATEN KETAPANG

Yuliana Heniska Siska, M Sofwan Anwari, Ahmad Yani

Abstract


Kepari village has two main rivers, namely Kepari River which is still surrounded by natural forests and Emperas River in which there is a former site of unauthorized gold mining. This research aims to collect data of the diversity of freshwater fish species in Kepari River and Emperas River, Kepari Village, Sungai Laur Sub-District, Ketapang Regency. Sampling point was carried out by making a sampling station that was placed by purposive sampling for the starting point and placed in the next station systematically. This researh was conducted at 2 (two) different locations and regions, namely Kepari River and Emperas River. Both locations were made 3 (three) stations or observation points, each with observation station length of 50 meters and interval per distance between stations of 200 meters. Each station was repeated 3 (three) times. Research results indicate that 60 species of fish caught in Kepari River and Emperas River are classified in 17 families. The highest number of species is 25 species of Cyprinidae family. Kepari River has 46 species of freshwater fish while Emperas River has 23 species of freshwater fish. The species that dominate Kepari River are Cyclocheilichthys apogon (Buing) and Osteochilus vittatus (Parau) while in Emperas River, the species are Trichogaster trichopterus (Empotar), Belontia hasselti (Kekopar) and Cyclocheilichthys apogon (Buing).

Keywords: Diversity, Emperas River, Fish, Kepari River

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