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Pseudolais micronemus  (Bleeker, 1846)

Shortbarbel pangasius
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Pangasiidae (Shark catfishes)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Mekong basin, Hue River, the Malay Peninsula and Indonesia, including Sumatra, Java and Borneo. Particularly widely distributed in Borneo (Kapuas, Mahakam, Rejang and Kinabatangan).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 28 - 38. Eye large, its diameter 4-5 times in head length (in 18 cm long specimens); dark grey caudal fin; maxillary barbel rarely extends past eye and never past preopercle (Ref. 12693). Vomero-palatine teeth in 4 more or less ovoid patches; truncate snout; lower jaw with angular outline rather than rounded; very short humeral process (Ref. 43281).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in large and medium-sized rivers, Omnivorous, feeding on animal and plant matter including detritus. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).

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Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. (Ref. 58032)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00280 - 0.00939), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.25 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.