Monthly Archives: August 2013

Jengkua

Jengkua

The Jengkua / Black Sharkminnow (Labeo chrysophekadion) is a very rare and beautiful fish found in the Pahang river system. The body is thick with medium sized scales. The colour is uniformly greyish black, including the fins. The fins are relatively large and flowing. The Jengkua is from the Terbol…

Temperas

Temperas

The Temperas / Beardless Barb is not a primary target for the fisherman. Scientific name: Cyclocheilichthys apogon Common name: Beardless Barb Malay name: Ikan Mata Merah, Chemperas, Temperas, Cherchek, Tempua Salient Features: Body very compressed, Scales small and silvery. Has a small hump behind the snout, and red eyes. Black…

Lais

Lais

The Lais / Sheatfish is a quaintly designed fish. It does not have a dorsal fin, is scaleless with flattened sides. The body is slightly translucent. Some anglers may mistake this fish for the Tapah. The distinct difference is that lack of the feathery dorsal fin. Of course the Lais…

Kelabau

Kelabau

Ikan Kelabau. Scientific name: Osteochilus melanopleura Common name: Malay name: Kelabau, Ara-ara Other names: Kelabau (Indon.) Salient Features: Dusky grey body, small to medium scales, Preferred habitat: Large rivers with structure Distribution: Sg Muar, Sg Endau, Sg Perak, Tasik Cenderoh Sumatra, Borneo, Indochina Record size: Angling records: 3 kg.(unofficial): Sg…