Wallagonia micropogon

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Wallagonia micropogon
Wallagonia micropogon.jpg
At Aqua Toto Gifu, Japan
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Siluridae
Genus: Wallagonia
Species:
W. micropogon
Binomial name
Wallagonia micropogon
(Ng, 2004)
Synonyms

Wallago micropogon
Ng, 2004

Wallagonia micropogon is a species of catfish in the genus Wallagonia. This species was recently discovered [2] and is found in the Mekong River drainage area between southern Vietnam and northern Laos as well as Chao Phraya River in Thailand.[1] It is a freshwater fish.

Until osteological research validated the genus Wallagonia in 2014, W. micropogon was included in the genus Wallago.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allen, D. (2010). "Wallago micropogon". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  2. ^ New York Times Slideshow from Laos
  3. ^ Roberts, T.R. (2014): Wallago Bleeker, 1851 and Wallagonia Myers, 1938 (Ostariophysi, Siluridae), Distinct Genera of Tropical Asian Catfishes, with Description of †Wallago maemohensis from the Miocene of Thailand. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 55 (1): 35-47. doi:10.3374/014.055.0103