Indegenous Fish

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…

Rong

Rong

The Rong / Hard-lipped Barb can be found in clean fast-flowing rivers. Scientific name: Osteochilus vittatus Common name: Hard-lipped Barb, Silver sharkminnow Malay name: Rong Salient Features: Body cylindrical. Snout rounded and has tubercles. Body scales small and silver. Black horizontal band running along both flanks. Preferred habitat: Clean jungle…

Kerai

Kerai

The Kerai / Lemon Fin Barb (Puntius daruphani / Hypsibarbus wetmorei) is an omnivore. This is a less common species of Puntius. The Kerai is a powerful fish, occupying the fast main current of the river. It can grow to about 5 kg and is thus a formidable quarry for…