Monthly Archives: May 2014

Rong

Rong

The Rong / Hard-lipped Barb can be found in clean fast-flowing rivers. Scientific name: Osteochilus vittatus Common name: Hard-lipped Barb, Silver sharkminnow Malay name: Rong Salient Features: Body cylindrical. Snout rounded and has tubercles. Body scales small and silver. Black horizontal band running along both flanks. Preferred habitat: Clean jungle…

Kerai

Kerai

The Kerai / Lemon Fin Barb (Puntius daruphani / Hypsibarbus wetmorei) is an omnivore. This is a less common species of Puntius. The Kerai is a powerful fish, occupying the fast main current of the river. It can grow to about 5 kg and is thus a formidable quarry for…

Lampam Sungai

Lampam Sungai

The Lampam Sungai / Tin-foil Barb (Puntius schwanenfeldii / Barbodes schwanenfeldii) is the most common species found in Malaysian rivers, found in large numbers in the calmer pools. Small Lampam make prime fodder for predators like the Toman and Sebarau. On light tackle, however, adult lampam will give good sport….

River Clean Up with Rotary Club, Bangsar

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KAGUM will facilitate a River Clean Up for Rotary Club Bangsar and friends, as follows: Date: 24 May 2014 Venue: Sungai Tua, above Ulu Yam Dam (aka Batu Dam). Hutlista 2 Carpark (the one with paintball arena) Time: 9.00am to 1.00pm Coordinates: 3.303919, 101.695464 If you are interested to join,…