Datnioides microlepis

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Datnioides microlepis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Datnioididae
Genus: Datnioides
Species: D. microlepis
Binomial name
Datnioides microlepis
Bleeker, 1854

Datnioides microlepis, also known as the Indonesian tiger datnoid, Indo datmoid, Indonesian tigerfish, or finescale tigerfish, is a species of freshwater fish endemic to the Malay Peninsula and Indonesia (Sumatra and Kalimantan). Previous records from the Chao Phraya and Mekong rivers is due to confusion with the D. pulcher (Siamese tigerfish), which was included in D. microlepis until 1998.[1][2] It reaches up to 45 cm (1 ft 6 in) in length.[3] This fish is commonly seen in the aquarium trade, and often is seen when juvenile about 3–4 in (8–10 cm) long.


  1. ^ Kottelat, M. (1998). "Fishes of the Nam Theun and Xe Bangfai basins, Laos, with diagnoses of twenty-two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Cobitidae, Coiidae and Odontobutidae". Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 9 (1): 1–128.
  2. ^ Kottelat, M. (2013). "The fishes of the inland waters of southeast Asia: a catalogue and core bibliography of the fishes known to occur in freshwaters, mangroves and estuaries". Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 27: 1–663.
  3. ^ "Datnioides microlepis (Bleeker, 1854)". FishBase. Retrieved 6 October 2013.