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Family: Pangasiidae Shark catfishes

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Helicophagus leptorhynchus Asia 47.2 SL 2000
Helicophagus typus Asia 37.7 TL 1857
Helicophagus waandersii Asia 70 TL 1858
Pangasianodon gigas Mekong giant catfish Asia 300 TL 1931
Pangasianodon hypophthalmus Striped catfish Asia 130 SL 1878
Pangasius bocourti Asia 120 SL 1880
Pangasius conchophilus Asia 120 SL 1991
Pangasius djambal Asia 90 TL 1846
Pangasius elongatus Asia 28.2 SL 2002
Pangasius humeralis Asia 38.9 SL 1989
Pangasius kinabatanganensis Asia 23.8 SL 1991
Pangasius krempfi Asia. 120 SL 1949
Pangasius kunyit Asia 70.2 SL 1999
Pangasius larnaudii Spot pangasius Asia 130 SL 1866
Pangasius lithostoma Asia 25 SL 1989
Pangasius macronema Asia. 30 SL 1850
Pangasius mahakamensis Asia 18.2 SL 2002
Pangasius mekongensis Asia 2003
Pangasius myanmar Asia 100 NG 1991
Pangasius nasutus Asia. 90 TL 1863
Pangasius nieuwenhuisii Asia 60 TL 1904
Pangasius pangasius Pangas catfish Asia 300 SL 1822
Pangasius polyuranodon Asia. 80 SL 1852
Pangasius rheophilus Asia 77.5 SL 2000
Pangasius sabahensis Asia 2003
Pangasius sanitwongsei Giant pangasius Asia 300 SL 1931
Pangasius silasi Asai 40.7 SL 2017
Pseudolais micronemus Shortbarbel pangasius Asia 100 1846
Pseudolais pleurotaenia Asia 35 SL 1878

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