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#6138 Marshland near of Pattaya, Thailand

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Thailand, Chonburi, Pattaya

This area is located 5,7km east of central Pattaya. Water runoff from the city creates a lush marshland full of mosquitoes which provides plenty of food for fish. The swamp is rich in floating plants, but no underwater vegetation. The water is clear and full of plant debris.

Submitted by
Juhász-Tóth Gábor
GPS
12.9191904, 100.9251938
Geographical region
Southeastern Asia
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Water body type
Wetland
Water body name
Unnamed swamp near of Pattaya
Water body part
Marsh land
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
High
Water temperature
22-28 °C
Water flow/curent
None

Chemical parameters

pH
6.80
Conductivity
150
GH
500 mg/l
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Substrate in nature

Sand
None
Pebble/Gravel
None
Stone
None
Stone form
Silt/Mud
Grey
Leaves
Many
Driftwood
Many
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
Yes

Aquatic Biotope

Date of collecting
March 15, 2021
Collecting area
Flooded area
Water depth
0,5m
Air temperature
28 °C
Sunlight
Full sun

Environment

Environment
Affected by human activity
Affected by human activity
Deforestation
Deforestation
Advanced
Surrounding area

Located about 150 km from Bangkok, Pattaya is Thailand’s number one bathing spot and the stronghold of mass tourism. This area is located 5,7km east of central Pattaya. Water runoff from the city creates a lush marshland full of mosquitoes which provides plenty of food for fish.

This area is located in a constantly developing part of the city, so it is constantly changing and shrinking. This shallow, warm, stagnant water area is home to many labyrinth fish.

Underwater landscape

In terms of aquatic plants, only floating plants can be found in this area. Therefore, in the underwater part, fallen leaves and branches of coastal vegetation cover the substrate. The roots of these plants washed away by the water provide shelter for the animals that live here. The 0.5-meter deep water above the bottom made of decomposing plant debris is shaded by floating plants.

Fishes:

  • Betta splendens (Osphronemidae)
  • Betta smaragdina (Osphronemidae)
  • Trichopsis pumila (Osphronemidae)
  • Trichopsis vittata (Osphronemidae)
  • Trichopodus trichopterus (Osphronemidae)

Aquatic plants:

  • Salvinia sp. (Salviniaceae)
  • Eichhornia crassipes (Pontederiaceae)
  • Lemna minor (Araceae)

Terrestrial vegetation:

  • Ipomoea aquatica (Convolvulaceae)
Threats to ecology

As I mentioned in the introduction, this area is constantly changing due to the development of the city. The water is drained, its place is filled, the vegetation is laid out and the area is gradually developed.

Because of this, the habitat of the animals found here is gradually decreasing. According to my information, construction has also reached the area I described. Thus, this area ceased to exist in April 2022, together with the animal and plant world found here.

Riparian zone

Trees near the aquatic habitat
Many -