Indegenous Fish

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…

Tengalan

Tengalan

The Tengalan / Crossbanded barb has similar body shape to the lampam. The species can be found in remote rivers, usually occupying deep pools. It is a difficult fish to catch on rod and line. Worms are the best bait, mounted on a small hook to match its dainty bite….

Gerahak

Gerahak

The Gerahak / Giant sheatfish has similar behavioural and physical characteristics as the Tapah. A distinct difference is the upward turning mouth, belying its habit of snatching at any animal that falls into the water. Its barbels is also markedly shorter than the Tapah’s. Scientific name: Wallago dinema (Belodontichthys dinema)…