Pangasiid Catfishes of Indonesia

Gustiano, Rudhy
Journal article Buletin Plasma Nutfah • December 2009 India • Indonesia

Abstract

Pangasiidae are economically important riverine catfishes generally occurring in freshwater from the Indian subcontinent to the Indonesian Archipelago. Morphologically, they are recognized by a laterally compressed body, two pairs of barbels, a short dorsal fin with two spines, a well developed adipose fin, a long anal fin, and a strong pectoral spine. The systematics of this family are still poorly known. Consequently, the lack of this basic information is a great barrier in understanding the biology and hence the study of the aquaculture potential of species, the improvement of their seed production and growth performance. Objectives of the study are to present all species and genera of pangasiid catfishes of Indonesia including their distribution and detailed identification.

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Buletin Plasma Nutfah diterbitkan oleh Komisi Nasional Sumber Daya Genetik (KNSDG), Badan Penelit... see more