Mattson, Niklas S., Kongpheng Buakhamvongsa, Naruepon Sukumasavin, Nguyen Tuan, and Ouk Vibol
Title Mekong Giant Fish Species : Their Management and Biology
Inventory number 979523
2002-2005. 2 volumes. 26cm. Pp.31 ; 8. Colour photos, figures, tables, bibliography. Binding : ebook / PDF, 1.072MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.
The IUCN Red List of threatened species includes two of the five giant Mekong species, Pangasianodon gigas (Mekong giant catfish) and Probarbus jullieni (Jullien’s golden carp or seven-striped barb), in the ‘endangered’ class. Two other listed species (Probarbus labeamajor and Probarbus labeaminor) are classified as ‘data deficient’. Although it is not on the IUCN list, the other giant species, Catlocarpio siamensis (Siamese giant barb), is now found rarely in the Mekong. These papers present a summary review of what is known about the biology and ecology of these species, and provide data on their habitats, migration, reproductive biology and life cycles and the results of experiments on artificial breeding.
Mekong Giant Fish Species : Their Management and Biology