Pangasius pangasius

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Pangasius pangasius at market in Ban Pong, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand.


Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Pangasiidae
Genus: Pangasius
Species: Pangasius pangasius



Type locality: Bengal estuaries.

This species was previously thought to occur in Myanmar. The population from Myanmar has since been described as a distinct species (P. myanmar; Roberts & Vidthayanon 1991). Records of this species from Southeast Asia are misidentifications.


  • Pangasius buchanani
  • Pimelodus pangasius

Vernacular names

English: Yellowtail catfish, Pungas catfish
ไทย: ปลาสวาย, ปลาสวายหางเหลือง