Pangasius pangasius

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Pangasius pangasius in Thailand
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Pangasiidae
Genus: Pangasius
Species: P. pangasius
Binomial name
Pangasius pangasius
(Hamilton, 1822)

Pangasius pangasius, the Pangas catfish, is a species of shark catfish native to fresh and brackish waters of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, and Pakistan.[1][2] It has also been introduced to Cambodia and Vietnam. This species grows to a standard length of 3 metres (9.8 ft). This species is important as a food fish.[2] It is one of only two species of Pangasius native to South Asia, the other being P. silasi from the Krishna River.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pal, M. (2010). "Pangasius pangasius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Pangasius pangasius" in FishBase. February 2012 version.
  3. ^ Dwivedi, Arvind K.; Braj Kishor Gupta; Rajeev K. Singh; Vindhya Mohindra; Suresh Chandra; Suresh Easawarn; Joykrushna Jena; and Kuldeep K. Lal (2017). Cryptic Diversity in the Indian Clade of the Catfish Family Pangasiidae Resolved by the Description of A New Species. Hydrobiologia. doi:10.1007/s10750-017-3198-z