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Pangasius elongatus  Pouyaud, Gustiano & Teugels, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Pangasiidae (Shark catfishes)
Etymology: Pangasius: The Vietnamese name of a fish (Ref. 45335);  elongatus: Named for its elongated body.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: lower reaches of the Chao Phraya, Bangpakong and Mekong basins of the Indochinese region.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46915)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

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) (Ref. 46915).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An omnivorous fish, feeding mainly on benthic animals such as mollusks and crustaceans. During rainy seasons, Mekong specimens feed on fruits and various debris (Ref. 46915). A single 63 cm SL gravid female was observed at Ban Hang Khone in Laos (Ref. 9497). Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).

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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. (Ref. 46915)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00437 (0.00199 - 0.00957), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.4   ±0.17 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.