Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It is part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east. It is roughly circular, with a "tail" to the southwest, about 70 km across and a total area of about 4,725 kmĀ² (1,825 sq mi). The administrative capital and largest city on the island is Mataram. Lombok in Indonesia language and local Sasak people has different meaning. In Sasak Language Lombok mean Straight and in Indonesia language meaning is Chili.

The Lombok Strait marks the passage of the bio-geographical division between the fauna of the Indomalayan eco-zone and the distinctly different fauna of Australasia that is known as the Wallace Line, for Alfred Russel Wallace, who first remarked upon the distinction between these two major biomes.

The island's topography is dominated by the centrally-located stratovolcano Mount Rinjani, which rises to 3,726 m (12,224 ft), making it the third-largest in Indonesia. The most recent eruption of Rinjani was in June-July, 1994. The volcano, and its sacred crater lake, are protected by a National Park established in 1997. The southern part of the island is a fertile plain where corn, rice, coffee, tobacco, and cotton are grown.

 

Nudibranch Species from Lombok, Indonesia » View all photo from Lombok, Indonesia (154 photos)

Phyllidiopsis fissurata from Lombok, Indonesia
(1 photo from Lombok)
Phyllidiopsis krempfi from Lombok, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
(1 photo from Lombok)
Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Lombok, Indonesia
(1 photo from Lombok)
Phyllidiopsis shireenae from Lombok, Indonesia
(2 photos from Lombok)
Phyllodesmium briareum from Lombok, Indonesia
(1 photo from Lombok)
Pteraeolidia ianthina from Lombok, Indonesia
(3 photos from Lombok)
Reticulidia fungia from Lombok, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(2 photos from Lombok)
Reticulidia halgerda from Lombok, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
(1 photo from Lombok)
Risbecia apolegma from Lombok, Indonesia
(4 photos from Lombok)
Risbecia tryoni from Lombok, Indonesia
(3 photos from Lombok)
Roboastra gracilis from Lombok, Indonesia
(1 photo from Lombok)
Roboastra luteolineata from Lombok, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(1 photo from Lombok)
 
 

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