Common name for a species of freshwater
fish, with the scientific designation
and also commonly known by the name Jullien's Golden Carp.
It occurs in mainland Southeast Asia, mainly in the mainstream of
large rivers, with sand or gravel substrates and abundant mollusc populations,
such as the
river basins, and the Pahang river basin of
Malaysia. It can
grow up to 1 meter in length and may weigh as much as 40 kilograms. It belongs
to the Cyprinidae family and in Thai it is known by the name
pla yih sok (ปลายี่สก).
Impacted by habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation,
as well as overfishing,
especially in the Mekhong River, this large-bodied, long
lived, migratory species is now
extremely rare in the wild and is since 1996 listed as endangered.
also POSTAGE STAMP.