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60th Anniversary of the Fisheries Department (1986)

 

Black Sharkminnow    Indochina Featherback

Asian Dragonfish    Giant Catfish

 

 Issue Name: 60th Anniversary of the Fisheries Department
 Thai Issue Name: ครบรอบ 60 ปี กรมประมง
 Issue Date: 1986/2529-12-19
 Cause: To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Fisheries Department and to publicize different species of freshwater fish found in Thailand.
 Catalogue Number: 1986/33-36
 Denomination: 2 Baht, 2 Baht, 7 Baht, 7 Baht
 Unused Value: 11 Baht, 11 Baht, 33 Baht, 33 Baht
 Complete Set:  88 Baht (unused), 44 (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 27 x 45 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 3,000,000 pieces each for designs 1 and 2; 2,000,000 pieces each for design 3 and 4.
 Printer: Société Nouvelle Cartor Starl, France
 Subject: Different species of freshwater fish found in Thailand: 1. Black Sharkminnow (Labeo chrysophekadion), in Thai called pla kah dam (ปลากาดำ); 2. Indochina Featherback, also called Royal Knifefish (Chitala blanci), and in Thai known as pla tong laai (ปลาตองลาย); 3. a Silver Asian (Scleropages macrocephalus), i.e. a kind of Asian Dragonfish or Asian Arowana (Scleropages formosus), similar to the much slimmer Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum) from southern America, which widely occurs in Thailand, but only as a popular aquaria fish (fig.), and in Thai called pla taphad (ปลาตะพัด); and 4. Giant Catfish (Pangasianodon gigas), in Thai referred to as pla beuk (ปลาบึก)
 Related Link: pla, Black Sharkminnow, Indochina Featherback, Giant Catfish, Dragonfish, Thai Fish (2nd Series), Thai Fish (1st Series)