Giant Barb (Catlocarpio siamensis)

Also known as Giant Mekong Carp, Giant Siamese Barb, Mekong Barb, Siamese Giant Carp

Description

Also known as Giant Mekong Carp, Giant Siamese Barb, Mekong Barb, Siamese Giant Carp.

Found in canals, flooded forests, floodplains, large pools and rivers.
They feed on algae, detritus, fruit and plants.
Length - 300cm
Depth - ?m
Asia - Chao Phraya Basin, Mekong basin

This is the national fish of Cambodia and is protected by law! Considered to be a critically endangered fish.
Cyprinids are stomachless fish with toothless jaws. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Catlocarpio-siamensis.html

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