Pangasianodon gigas

CMS Conference-Appointed Councillor for Fish and Assistant Research Professor at the University of Nevada-Reno, Dr. Zeb Hogan has spent the last 20 years studying the world’s freshwater ecosystems. He recently gave a presentation at TEDx event to highlight the ecological importance to large fish species in the Mekong river system and the need to save them from extinction.

08 Mar 2016
Assessment information
CMS InstrumentsCMS
IUCN StatusCritically endangered
Date of entry in Appendix I1979
Geographic range
Countries Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Thailand, Viet Nam

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Common names
EnglishGiant Catfish
FrenchSilure De Verre Géant
SpanishSiluro gigante
GermanRiesenwels
Taxonomy
ClassPisces (Actinopterygii)
OrderSiluriformes
FamilySchilbeidae
Scientific name Pangasianodon gigas
AuthorChevey, 1931
Standard referenceEschmeyer, W.N. (1990). Catalogue of the Genera of Recent Fishes. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California.

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