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Scientific Name Wallagonia micropogon  (Ng, 2004)
Common Name Helicopter Catfish
Type Locality Stung Treng morning market, 13°30.0'N, 105°58.0'E, Cambodia.
Pronunciation my krow poe gone
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Size 1500mm or 59.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Distinguished by the following characters: 14-16 branchiostegal rays; 14-16 gill rakers on first branchial arch; 68-73 anal fin rays; small gape extending to anterior margin of eye; pelvic fin length 8.9-10.6% SL; small eye, 8.7-10.1% HL; maxillary barbels reaching to middle of pectoral-fin base; rounded pectoral fin in which the fourth branched pectoral ray is the longest; pectoral spine length 14.3-16.7% SL; dark colored body with a few pale spots forming a mottled pattern; and 63-65 vertebrae.
General Remarks Fishbase lists 1540 mm TL.
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Distribution Asia: Mekong River drainage between Dau Tieng in southern Vietnam and Luang Prabang in northern Laos; also middle Chao Phraya River drainage in Thailand.
Mekong, Middle Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mekong, Upper Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Thailand Waters, Chao Praya, Middle Chao Praya (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Feeds strictly on fishes.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 2004 (no. 1), pp 93, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2020 Jul 31 06:41 (species record created: 2006 Nov 11 06:07)