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Platytropius siamensis (Sauvage)

Siam Schilbid Catfish (Platytropius siamensis)

The Siam Schilbid Catfish was described in 1883; it is known from the Chao Phraya- and the Bang Pakong river drainages in Thailand.

The species reached lengths of about 20 cm and is known to have been carnivorous, feeding on insects and their larvae as well as on freshwater shrimps.

The Siam Schilbid Catfish has not been recorded since the middle 1970s and is now considered extinct.


edited: 22.04.2022