Limboto Lake is a lake that is connected to the sea. In this lake there is also a geothermal resource and is the estuary for 23 rivers. The area of ​​ Limboto Lake is about 3,334.11 hectares with a depth of 5 - 8 meters.

26. Biosites-Migratory birds at Limboto Lake

Figure 1. Migratory birds at Limboto Lake (Photo: Rosyid A Azhar).

Migratory birds that visit Lake Limboto include the bush truffles (Tringa glareola), green-footed truffles (Tringa nebularia), beach truffles (Actitis hypoleucos), red-necked caddy (Calidris ruficollis), and sharp-tailed caddy (Calidris acuminata). There are also rokoroko ibis (Plegadis falcinelus), eastern spinach stalk (Himantopus leucocephalus), striped spinach stalk (Himantopus himantopus), stone rattlesnake (Motacilla cinerea), large sand kettle (Charadrius leschenaultia), scrawny plover (Pluvialis fulva), small elephant and elephant penggala (Numenius phaeopus), golgol caddy (Calidris ferruginea), snipe-tailed stick (Gallinago stenura), red-footed thorn (Tringa tetanus), scorching asia (Glareola maldivarum), australian scorching (Stiltia Isabella), small necklace percussion (Charadrius dubius).

Limboto Lake is a habitat for various types of fish and migratory birds. In August-October thousands of migratory birds stop at Limboto Lake, before the birds continue their journey to other continents. Migratory birds use the lake as a place to find food. In Lake Limboto also live fish that have high economic value but are increasingly rare, namely manggabai (Glossogobius giuris) and hulu’u (Ophiocora porocephala), dan Payangga (Ophiocara sp).

27. Biosites-Manggabai

Figure 2. Manggabai (Photo: Krismono et.al/JKPI).

28. Biosites-Huluu

Figure 3. Hulu’u (Photo: Krismono et.al/JKPI).

29. Biosites-Payangga

Figure 4 Payangga (Photo: Krismono et.al/JKPI).

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