Classification / Names
Common names from other countries
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 200 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243)
Climate / Range
Asia: Indus and Ganges drainages, most of southern India east of the western Ghats, Mekong basin, Xe Bangfai basin (Laos) to Indonesia.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Vertebrae: 40 - 45. Pelvic-fin origin usually behind the base of the last dorsal ray; adipose-fin origin in front or above the anal-fin origin (Ref. 27732). Elongate neural spines 2-5, slender; abdominal vertebrae 21-24 (Ref. 35669). Eye circular, diameter 10-13 times in HL; head width 4.3-4.7 times in SL (Ref. 43281).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index
PD50 = 0.5625 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
3.7 ±0.60 se; Based on food items.
Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)