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Scientific Name Pangasius nasutus  (Bleeker, 1863)
Common Name
Type Locality Barito River, Bandjarmasin, southern Kalimantan, 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 900mm or 35.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Females are fuller-bodied.
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Distribution 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 Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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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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Reference Verslagen en Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen. Afdeling Natuurkunde. v. 15, pp 72.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 01:45 (species record created: 2004 Apr 04 00:00)