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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.

 
SYNONYMS
 
H
Helicophagus hypophthalmus
 
P
Pangasius altifrons
Pangasius beani
Pangasius buchanani
Pangasius burgini
Pangasius cultratus
Pangasius fowleri
Pangasius gigas
Pangasius hypophthalmus
Pangasius juaro
Pangasius pangasius godavarii
Pangasius larnaudi
Pangasius pangasius
Pangasius paucidens
Pangasius pleurotaenia
Pangasius pleurotaenia
Pangasius siamensis
Pangasius sutchi
Pangasius taeniura
Pangasius taeniurus
Pangasius pangasius upiensis
Pimelodus pangasius
Pseudopangasius polyuranodon
Pteropangasius cultratus
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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