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Pangasius pangasius

(Pangasius pangasius)

Description

Pangasius pangasius, the Pangas catfish, is a species of shark catfish native to fresh and brackish waters of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, and Pakistan. It has also been introduced to Cambodia and Vietnam. This species grows to a standard length of 3 metres (9.8 ft). This species is important as a food fish. It is one of only two species of Pangasius native to South Asia, the other being P. silasi from the Krishna River.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Siluriformes
Family:Pangasiidae
Genus:Pangasius
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