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  • Pangasius macronema
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Scientific Name Pangasius macronema  Bleeker, 1851
Common Name Haiwels (Germany)
Type Locality Bandjarmasin, Borneo, Indonesia.
Synonym(s) Pangasius siamensis
Pronunciation Pang ah see uss
Etymology The name Pangasius comes from a local (Bengali) name of the fish (pungas). 
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Size 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Relatively deep body; lacks mid-lateral and abdominal stripes; lacks black spot at dorsal-fin origin; teeth on roof of mouth in 4 separate patches (2 vomerine and 3 palatine patches); maxillary barbel reaches tip of pectoral fin.
Sexing Females are fuller-bodied.
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Distribution Mekong and Hue rivers, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and Borneo
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)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Java Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Feeding Feeds on mollusks and chironomid insects.
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 Natuurkd. Tijdschr. Neder. Indiëv. 1 - pp11
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Last Update 2013 Jan 04 12:08 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 21:29)