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 Pangasiidae
Pangasiidae

 

Pangasiidae = ( pan gas IE id dee )  

A small family commonly known as "iridescent sharks" or "shark cats" due to their shape. They consist of species from South and Southeast Asia. Includes the largest freshwater fish on earth, the "Mekong giant catfish" Pangasiandon gigas.

Can get a bit too big for the basic aquarium set-up and can get very nervous if not given enough room. Possess unusually large eyes and has one pair of barbels on the chin and also one pair of maxillary barbels.

 
COMMON NAMES
 
B
Basa Fish
Black Ear Catfish
Black Eared Pangasius
 
C
Chinese pangasid-catfish
 
G
Giant Pangasius
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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