Indegenous Fish

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….

Sebarau

Sebarau

The Sebarau / Malayan Jungle Perch is the most important game fish in Malaysia. It is well distributed, found in most rivers and streams. It fights very well, noted by the violent strike of the lure. It has a roving character, and will readily strike at most spinners and lures….

Jengkua

Jengkua

The Jengkua / Black Sharkminnow (Labeo chrysophekadion) is a very rare and beautiful fish found in the Pahang river system. The body is thick with medium sized scales. The colour is uniformly greyish black, including the fins. The fins are relatively large and flowing. The Jengkua is from the Terbol…

Temperas

Temperas

The Temperas / Beardless Barb is not a primary target for the fisherman. Scientific name: Cyclocheilichthys apogon Common name: Beardless Barb Malay name: Ikan Mata Merah, Chemperas, Temperas, Cherchek, Tempua Salient Features: Body very compressed, Scales small and silvery. Has a small hump behind the snout, and red eyes. Black…