Aquatic Biodiversity Research Group finished Indawgyi Lake Field Trip

Indawgyilake is a wildlife reserve of Myanmar, located in Mohnyin Township, Kachin state. Indawgyi lake have the surface area 64,003 acres (25901 ha) and five s

Indawgyilake is a wildlife reserve of Myanmar, located in Mohnyin Township, Kachin state. Indawgyi lake have the surface area 64,003 acres (25901 ha) and five surrounding forest reserves with the area of 137,386 acres (55,598 ha), so there are many streams from mountains flow into lake and only one outflow, called ChaungWa stream. It is the largest freshwater lake in Myanmar and the aquatic biodiversity is also high.About 96 fish species was reported from Indawgyi lake and its basin, and lots of new species of aquatic species was published in recent years. The freshwater biodiversity group of CASSEABRI and FRI conducted a survey in Indawgyi lake and nearby from 27th Oct to 10th Nov,2018.

For this trip, the most stream and channel is filled with water because the rainy season just finished, and the around mountains is restricted to work, but we collected about 900 specimens, 60 species of fish from Indawgyi wildlife sanctuary. and get some information about endanger aquatic species. All of them will be help us to make clear of biodiversity of Indawgyi lake and to promote conversion in lake and species. 

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Fish field survey in Yae Aye Stream

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Group photo

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Leiodon cutcutia

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Acantopsis spectabilis (juvenile)

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Microphis dunckeri