June 29, 2015

Miri : Ikan Belida



The ikan Belida is an unusal shaped fish found in Sarawak. It is also found in Sumatra.

At the time of writing, this fish is served deep fried, or as fish balls.

It is a pity there is no control in size of fish being caught in Sarawak. Baby fish should be released and sent back to the rivers where they can grow to large sizes.

The belida is getting rarer now.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ikan belida has many bones. I thought it has spot on the body as well.

Ensurai said...

Yes it has spots on the body. However I have seen belida without spots.

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