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Pangasius elongatus Pouyaud, Gustiano & Teugels, 2002

Image contributors to this species:

Nguyen Van Thuong (1) Fishes of Mainland Southeast Asia (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Genus

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Relevant Information:

This species was captured in the Cantho province, Vietnam on the 24 March 2007 by the image contributor. Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 30 - 33. Body elongated, intermediate predorsal length (30.1-33.9% SL). Short snout length (35.2-42.8% HL). Long caudal peduncle (17.6-21.4% SL). Short mandibular barbels (length 10.4-39.3% HL). Large eyes (19.2-25.5% HL). An omnivorous fish, feeding mainly on benthic animals such as mollusks and crustaceans. During rainy seasons, Mekong specimens feed on fruits and various debris. On live specimens, head and body dorsally olive to greenish-grey, lower side of flanks and belly silver or whitish. Dorsal, pectoral and caudal fins yellowish, other fins hyaline. Remarks: At present, this species is considered close to extinction in Thailand.

Common Name:







Asia: lower reaches of the Chao Phraya, Bangpakong and Mekong basins of the Indochinese region. Type locality: Vietnam: Lower Mekong River Delta.


28cm. (11¾ins)


23 -28°C (73-83°F)


6.0 -7.5.


Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2009.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (08/2012).
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Pouyaud, L., R. Gustiano and G.G. Teugels, 2002. Systematic revision of Pangasius polyuranodon (Siluriformes, Pangasiidae) with description of two new species. Cybium 26(4):243-252.



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