Giant pangasius

The giant pangasius is pigmented with dusky melanophores.

The Giant pangasius lives in the benthopelagic, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

The giant pangasius is pigmented with dusky melanophores. It has a wide, flat, whiskerless head. It has a silver, curved underside and a dark brown back. Its dorsal, pectoral and pelvic fins are dark gray and the first soft ray is extended into a filament. More

Similarly, Hogan fears that the Mekong River's giant pangasius is well on the way to oblivion. Unlike the giant catfish-a bottom feeder-the giant pangasius, also called the dog-eating catfish, is a predator. (Fishers snared it years ago by baiting hooks with dog flesh. More

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Giant Pangasius, Paroon Shark Synonyms: Pangasius beani Family: Pangasiidaelycipitidae Distribution: Asia: Chao Phraya and Mekong basins Size: More

Common names

Cá V? c? in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá vô cñ in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá vô cò in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Chao Phraya giant catfish in English
Dog-eating catfish in English
Giant pangasius in English
Langfinnet hajmalle in Danish (dansk)
Pa leum in English
Pa leum in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa leum in Laotian
Pangasid-catfish in English
Pangasius sanitwongsei in German (Deutsch)
Paronihaimonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Paroon shark in English
Pba leum in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pba leum in Laotian
Pla tepa in Thai (ไทย)
Pla the pa in Thai (ไทย)
Pla the pha in Thai (ไทย)
Pla Thepa in English
Tepa in Thai (ไทย)
Trey po pruy in Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
ปลาเทพา in Thai (ไทย)
短尾鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
短尾鲶 in Mandarin Chinese
長絲鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
长丝鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Siluriformes
Family : Pangasiidae
Genus : Pangasius
Species : Pangasius sanitwongsei
Authority : Smith, 1931