Pangasius djambal Bleeker, 1846
photo by Cacot, P.

Family:  Pangasiidae (Shark catfishes)
Max. size:  90 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 16 kg
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin (Ref. 12693); also from Malaysia and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Anal soft rays: 31-34. Dorsum dull grey; blunt snout lacking broad white band around muzzle; 24-35 gill rakers in the first arch (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Bears strong resemblance to P. bocourti but has different gill-raker counts and coloration. Diet consists mostly of benthic insect larvae and worms, with some free swimming insects, submerged plants and seeds (Ref. 12693). Undertakes upstream and downstream migrations in the Mekong mainstream (Ref. 37770). Length type for maximum size is assumed in TL.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 September 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.07.95
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.03.18
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.08.01

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