Local common name:
Mekong Giant Catfish
Pangasiidae [Shark catfishes]
Max to 300 cm SL
Max to 300 kg
Medium to large-sized rivers. Feeds on vegetations. Migratory species.
No, mainly in Thailand & Indochina region.
No teeth & almost no barbels. Body w/o stripes. Fins gray, never black. Eye totally below mouth level. Largest freshwater fish under Guinness BR.
Photo courtesy of surfer, Sam chong. This fish was caught, during his fishing trip in Thailand. You can view the rest of his pics in the "Fishing Trips/
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