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Sentani, Danau

General Information

Country Indonesia
Latitude -2° 30' 0" (-2.5000)
Longitude 140° 30' 0" (140.5000)

Physical Characteristics

Surface Area 130.00 km2
Depth Maximum depth: 52.0 m
Type Permanent


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Issues Invasive carp and tilapia fish species are raised in extensive ponds and cages around the perimeter of the lake.

Biodiversity Conservation

Description A 1993 survey of fish populations recorded 33 species of fish of which 12 are indigenous, 8 anadromous and 13 introduced. (Renyaan, 1993).

Sawfish (Pristis microdon up to 3 meters were common until the 1970's but are now thought to be extinct.

Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
WWF Global 200
Species of Concern

LakeNet Programs

Indonesian Lakes Forum Meetings



Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.
Duker, L. and L. Borre. 2001. Biodiversity conservation of the world's lakes: a preliminary framework for identifying priorities. LakeNet Report Series Number 2. Annapolis, Maryland USA.

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