Bronze Featherback


Notopterus notopterus

Common Names:

Bronze featherback

Bronze Featherback


Kingdom   :  Animalia
  :    Chordata
Class :
Order :   Osteoglossiformes
Family :   Notopteridae
Genus :   Notopterus
Species :  notopterus

Conservation Status:

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.

Distribution map of Bronze Featherback

Distribution map of Bronze Featherback (Source: )

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).

Major Threats:

The threats to this species are not known.


Ng, H.H. (2010). Notopterus notopterus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166433A6208173.