Pangasius bocourti  Sauvage, 1880

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Pangasiidae (Shark catfishes)
Etymology: Pangasius: The Vietnamese name of a fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Sauvage.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 120 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 31 - 35. Body stout and heavy, head broader than long; blue-black dorsum; blunt snout with broad white band on muzzle; single large patch of vomerine teeth with separate patch of palatine teeth on each side (Ref. 12693). Rounded head and blunt rounded snout (Ref. 43281).

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Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known from large rivers (Ref. 12693). Found in rapids and also in deeper slower reaches (Ref. 37771). Enters flooded forest (Ref. 9497). Feeds on plants (Ref. 9497). Spawns at the onset of flood season and the young are first seen in June, averaging about 5 cm by mid-June. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).

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Roberts, T.R. and C. Vidthayanon, 1991. Systematic revision of the Asian catfish family Pangasiidae, with biological observations and descriptions of three new species. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 143:97-144. (Ref. 7432)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor 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=0.01000 (0.00486 - 0.02059), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for species & (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.47 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (72 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.