Pangasianodon gigas in Thailand
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Main Ref.
Also Ref.
Occurrence native
Importance commercial Ref.
Aquaculture experimental Ref.
Regulations Ref.
Freshwater Yes
Brackish No
Saltwater No
Live export
Bait No
Gamefish No
Abundance occasional (usually not seen) Ref. Roberts, T.R. and C. Vidthayanon, 1991

Occurs in Ubon Ratchathani and Chiang Rai (Ref. 37773). Artificially reproduced fry from artificial breeding program by Department of Fisheries since the 1980s released in the Mekong, the Chao Phraya and natural waters in Thailand (Ref. 7432). Stocked in various reservoirs. Offspring attains a very quick growth, but unsuccesful to develop reproducing gonads in aquaculture condition (Ref. 43281). Highly priced food fish (Ref. 6459). Locally rare in the markets, but popular in pond culture. Threatened due to overfishing (Ref. 58784). Also Ref. 9448, 9648, 26336.

Status of threat: Critically Endangered (Ref. 58784).

States/Provinces Complete? No
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(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Cruz, Tess
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
Checked by Casal, Christine Marie V.
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