Marine Life

The streams of Bukit Kiara may not be very impressive size-wise, but they are teeming with life. Take the time to explore them, and you may find freshwater fishes, crustaceans, turtles, and even a clam.

Five non-native fish species were found at Bukit Kiara during a rapid survey conducted by FoBK in 2022:

  • the Guppy
  • a Mosquitofish
  • a Tilapia
  • Algae Suckermouth Catfish
  • Koi

Three of the five fish species above — the Guppy, Mosquitofish and Tilapia — are listed as invasive species on the Global Invasive Species Database maintained by the Invasive Species Specialist Group )ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission.

Two non-native species of freshwater prawn were also found:

  • Red Cherry Shrimp
  • Chinese Pond Mussel

This is a reminder to Bukit Kiara visitors to never release wild marine animals in the water ways of Bukit Kiara. Such alien species serve as a threat to the natural biodiversity of the park.