Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Pangasiidae
Etymology: Pangasius: The Vietnamese name of a fish (Ref. 45335); mahakamensis: Named for its type locality, Mahakam basin..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: endemic to East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46915)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Obligate air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Small specimens (smaller than 15 cm) were collected in brackish water in the river delta, while larger ones were found in the upper part. No vegetation were found at the banks, relatively strong current, deep and turbid water. An omnivorous fish, feeding mainly on insects and small fruits. Spawning periods unknown (Ref. 46915).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pouyaud, L., R. Gustiano and G.G. Teugels, 2002. Systematic revision of Pangasius polyuranodon (Siluriformes, Pangasiidae) with description of two new species. Cybium 26(4):243-252. (Ref. 46915)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00209 - 0.00953), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.27 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100).