Thai Fish - 3rd Series (1978)


Climbing Perch (Anabas testudineus)   Siamese Tigerfish (Datnioides pulcher)

Metallic Sheatfish (Kryptopterus apogon)   Seven-striped Barb (Probarbus jullieni)


 Issue Name:

Thai Fish - 3rd Series

 Thai Issue Name:

ปลาไทย - ชุดที่ 3

 Issue Date:



To mark Songkraan and publicize Thai fish

 Catalogue Number:



1 Baht, 2 Baht, 3 Baht, 4 Baht

 Unused Value:

82 Baht, 22 Baht, 27 Baht, 55 Baht

 Complete Set:

186 Baht (unused), 110 (used)

 Thailex Collection:

Unused set


27 x 45 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

1,000,000 pieces for design 1; 3,000,000 pieces each for designs 2, 3 and 4.


Joh. Enschedé Stamps, Security Printers B.V., The Netherlands


Thai fish: 1. Climbing Perch (Anabas testudineus), in Thai called pla moh thai (ปลาหมอไทย); 2. Siamese Tigerfish (Datnioides pulcher), in Thai known as pla seua toh laai yai (ปลาเสือตอลายใหญ่) - NOTE: whereas the Thai text on the stamp reads pla seua toh (ปลาเสือตอ), i.e. the generic name for all fish of the genus Datnioides, the Latin name on the stamp is Datnioides microlepis, which is the scientific name for the Indonesian Tigerfish, known in Thai as pla seua toh indonesia (ปลาเสือตออินโดนีเซีย), yet in fact the image depicts the Siamese Tigerfish, which black bands are broader and one less in number than those of the Indonesian Tigerfish, while the black band underneath the adipose fin is also shorter; 3. Metallic Sheatfish or Common Sheatfish (Kryptopterus apogon), in Thai called pla nahm ngun (ปลาน้ำเงิน) - NOTE: the Thai text on the stamp reads pla neua oun (ปลาเนื้ออ่อน), a name that more accurately refers to the nominate family, i.e. Siluridae; 4. Seven-striped Barb or Jullien's Golden Carp (Probarbus jullieni), in Thai referred to as pla yih sok (ปลายี่สก).

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pla, Climbing Perch, Seven-striped Barb