Mekong giant catfish

The Mekong giant catfish, Pangasianodon gigas, is a species of catfish in the shark catfish family , native to the Mekong basin in Southeast Asia.

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The Mekong giant catfish lives in the benthopelagic, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

The Mekong giant catfish is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Mekong giant catfish, Pangasianodon gigas, is a species of catfish (order Siluriformes) in the shark catfish family (family Pangasiidae), native to the Mekong basin in Southeast Asia. More

First Mekong Giant Catfish of the Season Harvested in Northern Thailand - May 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment Fishermen in Chiang Khong, Thailand caught a critically endangered Mekong giant catfish on Friday May 1 2009 . More

Although the Mekong giant catfish may be the largest species of catfish, thousands of other species of catfish exist. According to John Lundberg, researcher with the All Catfish Species Inventory, 2,800 species of catfish have already been described and an additional 1,500 species may yet be discovered. More

Mekong giant catfish (Pangasianodon gigas) = Mekong River's giant catfish (Pangasianodon gigas) Download - * Mekong Giant Catfish factsheet 709 KB pdf More information... More

the Mekong giant catfish is one of the world’s largest freshwater fishes. Other contenders include the Chinese paddlefish and the dog-eating catfish—another Mekong River giant. More

The largest Mekong giant catfish, Pangasianodon gigas, in the record since 1981, the 292 kilogram (644 pound) fish was caught on May 1. “I’m thrilled that we’ve set a record," said Dr. More

Mekong Giant Catfish: A new symbol of transnational cooperation in the Mekong River Basin Animals often serve as powerful symbols of group identity. More

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Mekong giant catfish in the last ten years," said Zeb Hogan, an associate research biologist at the Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Program. More

researchers who studied the 646-pound Mekong giant catfish as part of a project to protect large freshwater fish. “It’s amazing to think that giants like this still swim in some of the world’s rivers,” project leader Zeb Hogan project leader said in a statement. More

This Mekong giant catfish was weighed at 646 pounds by researchers working on a project to identify, study and conserve large freshwater fish around the world. More

Common names

Buk in Thai (ไทย)
Cá Hat in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Tra d?u in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Tra dầu in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Giant catfish in English
Jättihaimonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Mekong giant catfish in English
Mekong-malle in Danish (dansk)
Mekongjättemal in Swedish (Svenska)
Mekongwels in German (Deutsch)
Pa beuk in English
Pa beuk in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa beuk in Laotian
Pa boeuk in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa boeuk in Laotian
Pangasianodon gigas in Danish (dansk)
Pangasianodon gigas in Spanish (español)
Pla boeuk in Unknown
Pla buk in Thai (ไทย)
Pla hua kum hang hum in Thai (ไทย)
Pla ma fai in Thai (ไทย)
Pla nang in Thai (ไทย)
Silure de verre géant in French (français)
Siluro gigante in Spanish (español)
Trey reach in Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
Trey Riech in Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
Гигантский меконгский сом in Russian (русский язык)
ปลาบึก in Thai (ไทย)
ปลาปึก in Thai (ไทย)
メコンオオナマズ in Japanese (日本語)
巨无齿 in Mandarin Chinese
巨無齒 in Mandarin Chinese
巨鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
巨鲶 in Mandarin Chinese
메콩대형메기 in Korean (한국어)

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Order : Siluriformes
Family : Pangasiidae
Genus : Pangasianodon
Species : Pangasianodon gigas
Authority : Chevey, 1931