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TAPAH

 

 

Family

Clupeidae

Local Name

Tapah

English Name

Giant river catfish

Scientific Name

Wallago leerii

Size

Can reach a length of more than one metre and weighs up to 20 kg.

Biology

Being a carnivore the diet consists of fish, shrimps and other living organisms. They spawn in the river where there are sandy beds. The spawners go in pairs and deposit eggs on the sand. They guard the eggs until they hatch.

Distribution

Known to exist in Sungai Leban

Economic Importance

Perhaps has potential in the aquarium industry.


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