Friday, November 09, 2007

Strange fishes in the Mekong

Puffer fish

Mekong giant catfish

Name: Mekong giant catfish (Pangasianodon gigas)

Maximum Size: 118 inches (300 centimeters), 661.4 pounds (300 kilograms)

Habitat: Mekong River Basin, Southeast Asia

Endangered Status on the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List (2006): Critically endangered

Population Size: Unknown; only one was captured in 2006, according to Megafishes Project leader Zeb Hogan

Major Threats: Overfishing and habitat loss

Name: Giant freshwater stingray (Himantura chaophraya)

Maximum Size: 197 inches (500 centimeters), 1,323 pounds (600 kilograms), body diameter 95 inches (240 centimeters)

Habitat: Mekong River Basin, Southeast Asia

Endangered Status on IUCN Red List (2006): Vulnerable

Population Size: Unknown

Major Threats: Overfishing and pollution

A good days worth of fish


Aleckii said...

Wait! I WAS THERE!!! hahaha! Here, a link to my picture

This is Kelvin by the way, and I've got a blog too. Drop by once in a while.

brandon said...

Yes Kelvin, I've seen your blog too. Gosh you've been everywhere around the world haven't you? You better give me some travelling hints too.

Joycelyn Teh said...

Wow!this is my first time seeing puffer fish.They looks cute~:)


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