Polynemus multifilis

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Polynemus multifilis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Polynemidae
Genus: Polynemus
P. multifilis
Binomial name
Polynemus multifilis

Polynemus multifilis, commonly known as the elegant paradise fish, is a fish of the threadfin family Polynemidae.[1][2] It is known from the Chao Phraya River in Thailand, the Musi and Batanghari rivers in Sumatra, Indonesia, and the Barito and Sampit rivers in Borneo, Indonesia.[3] It lives in fresh water over a sandy or muddy bottom in the middle and lower parts of rivers.[1][3] It co-occurs with close relatives like P. aquilonaris in the Chao Phraya River, and it is replaced by others elsewhere, like P. kapuasensis in Kapuas River.[3]

P. multifilis grows to a standard length of 28 cm (11 in).[1] It is often caught and sold as a food fish, and occasionally exported as an aquarium fish.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). "Polynemus multifilis" in FishBase. August 2015 version.
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N. and R. Fricke (eds) (2 November 2015). "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 9 November 2015.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b c d Motomura, H. (2004). Threadfins of the world (Family Polynemidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of polynemid species known to date. FAO Spec. Cat. Fish. Purp. Rome: FAO.