Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tilan

Tilan

The Tilan / Spiny Eel is a common eel found in lowland rivers. Often, it is a by-catch for anglers fishing for Udang Galah, Baung and other fishes. The Tilan inhabits holes and structure areas at the river bottom. Usually, it is solitary, hence fishermen seldom can catch this fish…

Kepor

Kepor

The Kepor / Common Catopra is a small fish found in small streams or disused mining lakes. It looks like a cross between a Puyu and a Sepat. The body is well-compressed like the latter, has tougher scales plus spiked pelvic and dorsal fins. The distinctive feature of this dainty…

Kelisa

Kelisa

The Kelisa / Malayan Bonytongue comes from the family Osteoglossidae, found in S America, Africa, Indo-Malaya, Papua New Guinea and Australia. Listed as threatened species by International Union for Conservation of Natural Resources (IUCN). The Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) banned trade in wild-caught kelisa in 1975….

Parang Sungai

Parang Sungai

Parang Sungai / Long pectoral-fin minnow Scientific name: Macrochirichthys macrochirus Common name: Long pectoral-fin minnow Malay name: Parang Sungai Salient Features: Wide upturned mouth, body very compressed and elongated, silvery white. Long pectoral fins. Preferred habitat: Major rivers. Topwater predator Distribution: Malaysian Peninsula Record size: 100 cm std length, about…