Lake Buluan is a lake located in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. With an estimated surface area of 61.34 square kilometres (23.68 sq mi), it is the third largest lake in Mindanao, after Lake Lanao and Lake Mainit. It has an average elevation of 4.5 metres (15 ft).
The lake is sandwiched between the provinces of Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat. The lake falls under the political jurisdiction of the municipalities of Buluan of Maguindanao and President Quirino and Lutayan in Sultan Kudarat.
The lake actually consists of adjoining marshy basins of the Pulangi, Maanoy, Buluan, Alah rivers, which are all tributaries of the Mindanao River.
Species of Fish
The following species of fishes are found in the lake:
- Climbing gourami (Anabas testudineus)
- Snakehead murrel (Channa striata)
- Milkfish (Chanos chanos)
- Walking catfish (Clarias batrachus)
- Common carp (Cyprinus carpio carpio)
- Sundari bele (Glossogobius giuris)
- Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)
- Spotte barb or common barb (Puntius binotatus)
- Snakeskin gourami (Trichopodus pectoralis)
Mining operations in the nearby provinces of South Cotabato and Davao del Sur as well as Sultan Kudarat poses a threat to the lake habitat.