Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-142

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-142Pangas catfishes neiThe majority of Pagasius catfish farmed throughout the world are Pangasius hypophthalmus with a small percentage being Pangasius bocourti (see EMW 206, references 5,6,7). From, the maximum sizes are:

Striped catfish Pangasianodon hypophthalmus. Max length : 130 cm SL male/unsexed; max. published weight: 44.0 kg.
Pangasius bocourti. Max length : 120 cm SL male/unsexed.

The largest and smallest species are therefore taken to be respectively Pangasianodon hypophthalmus and Pangasius bocourti.