Pseudolais micronemus (Bleeker, 1846)
Shortbarbel pangasius
photo by Martin-Smith, K.

Family:  Pangasiidae (Shark catfishes)
Max. size:  100 cm (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin, Hue River, the Malay Peninsula and Indonesia, including Sumatra, Java and Borneo. Particularly widely distributed in Borneo (Kapuas, Mahakam, Rejang and Kinabatangan).
Diagnosis:  Anal soft rays: 28-38. Eye large, its diameter 4-5 times in head length (in 18 cm long specimens); dark grey caudal fin; maxillary barbel rarely extends past eye and never past preopercle (Ref. 12693). Vomero-palatine teeth in 4 more or less ovoid patches; truncate snout; lower jaw with angular outline rather than rounded; very short humeral process (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Found in large and medium-sized rivers, Omnivorous, feeding on animal and plant matter including detritus. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 June 2019 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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