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Scientific Name Pangasius nasutus  (Bleeker, 1863)
Common Name
Type Locality Bandjarmasin, Borneo, Indonesia.
Synonym(s) Pangasius ponderosus, Pseudopangasius nasutus
Pronunciation Pang ah see uss
Etymology The name Pangasius comes from a local (Bengali) name of the fish (pungas). 
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Size 800mm or 31.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Females are fuller-bodied.
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Distribution Sumatra, Borneo and Malay Peninsula, southeastern Asia.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Furniture Needs large amount of open space for swimming room and some plants to help reduce the nervous nature of the fish.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Versl. Akad. Amsterdamv. 15 - pp72
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Last Update 2013 Jan 04 12:09 (species record created: 2004 Apr 04 00:00)