|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pangasius pangasius (Hamilton, 1822)|
|Common Names||Yellowtail Catfish
Gulhalet Hajmalle (Denmark), Pungas Catfish, Schwarzflossen-Haiwels (Germany)
|Type Locality||Bengal estuaries.|
|Synonym(s)||Pangasius buchanani, Pimelodus pangasius|
|Pronunciation||Pang ah see uss - pang ah see uss|
|Etymology||The name Pangasius comes from a local (Bengali) name of the fish (pungas).|
|Size||1500mm or 59.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Palatal teeth in two crescentic bands, 23-28 gill rakers, swimbladder with two chambers, posterior chamber reaching to above anal-fin base.|
|Sexing||Females are fuller-bodied.|
|Distribution||Large rivers of Indian subcontinent and Myanmar. Widely introduced in its geographical range for aquaculture.
Indian waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Myanmar Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|pH||6.0 - 7.6|
|Temperature||20.0-28.0°C or 68-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||A benthic carnivore, so best fed with meaty foods such as catfish tablets and shrimp.|
|Furniture||Needs large amount of open space for swimming room and some plants to help reduce the nervous nature of the fish.|
|Compatibility||Will eat smaller fishes, but peaceful with fishes of its own size or larger. An extremely nervous fish that is best kept alone, though.|
|Breeding||Not reported, although it is widely bred in ponds for food. In the wild, it spawns in estuaries.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Fishes Ganges - pp163, 376 - Pl. 33 (fig. 52)|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 18:05 (species record created: 2001 Apr 24 00:00)|