Chitala hypselonotus (Bleeker, 1852)

Family:  Notopteridae (Featherbacks or knifefishes), subfamily: Notopterinae
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 15 kg
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia.
Biology:  Adults prefer lakes and large rivers while juveniles occur in forest streams (Ref. 56749). Feeds on fish and crustaceans (Ref. 56749). Its skin is occasionally used to produce leather used for purses (Ref. 56749).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 August 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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