Tag Archives: Sulawesi

Protosticta gracilis Kirby

Gracile White-legged Damselfly (Protosticta gracilis)

The Gracile White-legged Damselfly was described in 1889 on the basis of type material that had been collected in 1859 from an unspecified locality on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The species was never found anywhere on the island and may now well be extinct for a long time.


edited: 24.08.2022

Mugilogobius amadi (Weber)

Poso Bungu Goby (Mugilogobius amadi)

The Poso Bungu Goby was described in 1913. 

The species was endemic to Lake Poso on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. 

The fish reached a length of around 14.5 cm and was colored a solid dark brown to black. 


The Poso Bungu Gobies were last recorded in 1987, but their trace has been lost since then. The disappearance of the species is probably caused by alien fish (which ones?) that were released into Lake Poso. 


The photo below shows another, closely related species, Sarasin’s Goby (Mugilogobius sarasinorum(Boulenger)), which is also inhabiting waters in Sulawesi, Indonesia.


syn. Gobius amadi Weber Weberogobius amadi (Weber)


Sarasin’s Goby (Mugilogobius sarasinorum)

Photo: fachrynurmallojr


edited: 12.02.2024