Pangasius sanitwongsei •
pangasius sanitwongsei

Pangasius sanitwongsei

Pangasius sanitwongsei NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network. The specific name sanitwongsei was chosen to honor M. R. Suwaphan Sanitwong  for his support of fisheries in Thailand.

ITIS Reports — ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. In size and weight terms Pangasius sanitwongsei is second only to the giant Mekong catfish, Pangasianodon gigas in the family Pangasiidae, easily qualifying it as one of the largest freshwater fish speciesin the world. Alarmingly it’s been exported for the trade in quite large numbers in recent years. It’s usually seen for sale as a cute silvery 2-3″ youngster, most often without adequate information regarding its long term care requirements and potential size.

FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. The giant pangasius, paroon shark, pangasid-catfish or Chao Phraya giant catfish is a species of freshwater fish in the shark catfish family of order Siluriformes, found in the Chao Phraya and Mekong basins in Indochina. Its populations have declined drastically, mainly due to overfishing, and it is now considered Critically Endangered.


Detailed information
Full Name: catfish (Pangasius sanitwongsei)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Fishes
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 06/02/1970 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the catfish, Wherever found is known to occur: Thailand
Federal register documents
Citation Page
06/02/1970 35 FR 8491 8498 Part 17 - Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife (First List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife as Appendix A)
04/14/1970 35 FR 6069 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Endangered Species Conservation); 35 FR 6069
No recovery information is available for the catfish.
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