• Hildatun Toybah, Evron Asrial, L. Achmad Tan Tilar W.S.K Universitas 45 Mataram


Balang-balang fish (cheilopogon katoptron) is a small pelagic fish that has a special feature in the form of the ability to fly above the water surface. Torani inhabit the surface layer of tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific, Indian, Atlantic and surrounding seas. The purpose of this study is to find out morphometrics and meristik balang-balang fish in North Lombok and find out the fishing methods used to catch environmentally friendly balang-balang fish. Sampling was carried out in the waters of Anyar North Lombok Regency. The research was conducted in the basic and wet laboratory of the Faculty of Fisheries. The method used is the survey method (dependent and descriptive). The sample fish identified were 39 tails with 20 males and 19 females, male fish having a total length of 19.0 cm-25.6 cm and weighing 50 grams-110 grams while females had a length of 20.5 cm-23.40 cm with a body weight of 70 grams-150 grams. Data analyzed using a single regression method. With the results of the analysis of length weights as follows Ln W = -3.168 + 2.479 Ln L with an allometric hippo growth pattern with a value of b = 2.479 which means that the length increase is more dominant than the weight. The average condition of balang-balang fish is 0.87, so it can be concluded that the shape of the fish is rather flat and not fleshy, unbalanced sex ratio, and mature gonads in TKG IV, fecundity of 990 items -1.880 grains / head. The conclusion of this study is that balil-balang cheilopogon katoptron fish have a body that is not ideal and is caught not in the spawning season because the sex ratio is still dominated by male fish. The fishing gear used by Anyar fishermen is an environmentally friendly tool because it uses 11/4 inch drift gill nets where on average all fishermen use the same mesh size.
How to Cite
Hildatun Toybah. (2019). CHARACTERISTICS OF BALANG-BALANG FISH INDIVIDUALS (Cheilopogon katoptron) IN FLORES SEA, NORTH LOMBOK DISTRICT. Environment and Natural Resources, 1(1), 1-21. Retrieved from