Notopterus bontianus Valenciennes, 1848
The bronze featherback (Notopterus notopterus; Assamese: কান্ধুলি kandhuli, Bengali: ফলি, Thai: ปลาสลาด, ปลาฉลาด, ปลาตอง, Vietnamese: Cá thát lát, Burmese: Nga Phal) is a fish in family Notopteridae found in South and Southeast Asia. Although primarily found in fresh water, it has been known to enter brackish water. At present it is the only member of its genus, but as currently defined it is likely a species complex.
This fish is one of the fish species that has been used as food in Southeast Asia since ancient times. It is an important food item in Laos, Indonesia, and Thailand. It is preserved and prepared in different ways. Nam phrik pla salat pon (น้ำพริกปลาสลาดป่น) is a variety of nam phrik with minced roasted pla salat eaten along with raw vegetables. It is popular in Khorat.
- IUCN - Notopterus notopterus
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Notopterus notopterus" in FishBase. May 2014 version.
- WoRMS - Notopterus notopterus
- Charles Higham, A. Kijnga ed. The Origins of the Civilization of Angkor: Volume VI The Iron Age. page 43. IV 'The Fish Remains'
- Nam phrik pla salat pon recipe
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