Pangasianodon gigas in Laos
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Main Ref.
Also Ref.
Occurrence native
Importance commercial Ref. Roberts, T.R. and C. Vidthayanon, 1991
Aquaculture Ref.
Regulations protected Ref.
Freshwater Yes
Brackish No
Saltwater No
Live export
Bait No
Gamefish No
Abundance scarce (very unlikely) Ref. Roberts, T.R. and C. Vidthayanon, 1991

Very rare but prized fish in the Mekong. Catch, sale and transportation are forbidden under the Fiat-Law on Fishery Management and Administration No. 33 KRO.CHOR of 19 March 1987, as Pangasianodon gigas (Ref. 12217). Found in Ban Hang Khone at Don Khone, 3 km below the fall line of the great waterfalls of the Mekong basin at Lee Pee (Ref. 9497). In Bokeo Province, this species migrates upstream during April-May. This movement is triggered by the first rain and increased water turbidity. Reported to spend the dry season in deep pools in the Mekong mainstream in Xayaboury Province (Ref. 37770). Museum: Mekong river, Laos BMNH 1977.4.21.1-2 (Ref. 31982). Also Ref. 3881, 4792, 30857, 36654, 37772, 43281, 56905.

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(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Cruz, Tess
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
Checked by Phonvisay, Aloun
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