Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Actinopterygii
Order : Osteoglossiformes
Family : Notopteridae
Genus : Notopterus
Species : notopterus
IUCN: Least Concern
IWPA : Not listed
CITES : Not listed
U.S ESA : Not listed
The species is recorded from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Characteristics, Habitat and Behaviour:
Owing to its carnivorous nature, the Bronze featherback can only be cultivated in wild waters or in ponds in which large prey fishes are present. It breeds in stagnant or running water in the rainy season. A ripe female bears relatively fewer eggs that are laid in small clumps on submerged vegetation. This fish is relished both in fresh and dried state (Ng, 2010).
The threats to this species are not known.
Ng, H.H. (2010). Notopterus notopterus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166433A6208173.
Last Updated: November 23, 2016