Platytropius siamensis (Sauvage, 1883)
Platytropius siamensis
photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Family:  Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: endemic to Chao Phraya and Bang Pakong basins in Thailand.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits lower to middle reaches, mainstreams, tributaries and larger marshlands (Ref. 58784). Carnivorous, feeding on insects and shrimps (Ref. 58784). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Extinct (EX); Date assessed: 07 February 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.01.99
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.08.19

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