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Hemisilurus mekongensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Siluridae
Genus: Hemisilurus
Bleeker, 1857[1]
Binomial name

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Hemisilurus is a genus of sheatfishes native to Southeast Asia.


There are currently three recognized species in this genus: [2]

Species in this genus have no dorsal fin and only two barbels.[3] Hemisilurus mekongensis, known as Pa nang daeng in the Laotian language (Thai: ปลาดังแดง), is endemic to the Mekong basin.[4]


  1. ^ Bleeker P. 1858. De visschen van den Indischen Archipel. Beschreven en toegelicht. Siluri. Acta Soc. Sci. Indo-Neerl. v. 4. i-xii + 1-370
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Hemisilurus in FishBase. February 2012 version.
  3. ^ Zoologische Mededelingen, 83 (January 2009) - P. Bleeker: A precursor of the fishes of the Indian Archipelago. Part 1 – Siluri
  4. ^ Hemisilurus mekongensis (Bornbusch & Lundberg, 1989)

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