|Native name||Indonesian: Selat Alas|
|References||Selat Alas: Indonesia National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA|
The strait was bridged by land until about 14,000 years before present when sea level rose to about 75 meters below present sea level,  unlike Lombok Strait and Alor Strait which continued to be water gaps even during the Last Glacial Maximum, at each end of a 400-mile-long island including present-day Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo, Flores, Solor, Adonara, and Lembata.
- "Pleistocene Sea Level Maps". The Field Museum.