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Scientific Name Pseudolais micronemus  Bleeker, 1847
Common Name Kortskægget Hajmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Java, Indonesia.
Synonym(s) Pangasius dezwaani, Pangasius micronema, Pangasius micronemus, Pangasius rios, Pseudolais tetranema
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Size 1000mm or 39.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Eye large, its diameter 4-5 times in head length (in 18 cm long specimens); dark grey caudal fin; maxillary barbel rarely extends past eye and never past preopercle. Vomero-palatine teeth in 4 more or less ovoid patches; truncate snout; lower jaw with angular outline rather than rounded; very short humeral process.
Sexing Females are fuller-bodied.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution Asia: Mekong basin, Hue River, the Malay Peninsula and Indonesia, including Sumatra, Java and Borneo. Particularly widely distributed in Borneo (Kapuas, Mahakam, Rejang and Kinabatangan).
Mekong (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)
Indonesian Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Vietnam waters, Huong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Western Borneo Waters, Kapuas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Kinabatangan (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
Jump to next section Husbandry Information
Feeding Omnivorous, feeding on animal and plant matter including detritus.
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.
Jump to next section Further Information
References Verh. Batav. Genootsch. Kunst. Wet.v. 21 - pp8
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Last Update 2017 Apr 02 01:07 (species record created: 2004 Oct 27 00:00)