Indegenous Fish

Temakang

Temakang

The Temakang / Kissing Gourami is not a primary target for the fisherman. Scientific name: Helostoma temminkii Common name: Kissing Gourami Malay name: Temakang, Tembakang Other names: Salient Features: Preferred habitat: Shallow, slow-moving, and thickly vegetated backwaters. Distribution: Record size: up to 30cm Conservation status: Diet: They are midwater omnivores…

Temoleh

The Temoleh / Jullien’s Carp is the largest carp in the country, able to reach weights of 40 kg. It can only be found in two rivers: Sungai Perak and Pahang. It is a noble quarry for the angler, able to fight for prolonged periods. Normally, anglers need at least…

Kenderap

Kenderap

The Kenderap / Devil Catfish is a bottom-dwelling fish of weird design. In fact, at first glance, one is tempted to say it is not a fish, but a figment of one’s nightmares! It has this ugly, flattened head with beady eyes and a pair of fleshy, keris-like barbels. The…