Asian arowana (Scleropages formosus)

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Asian arowana fact file

Asian arowana description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderOsteoglossiformes
FamilyOsteoglossidae
GenusScleropages (1)

Information on the Asian arowana is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Asian bonytongue, golden arowana, golden dragon fish, kelesa.
French
Scléropage D'Asie, Scléropage Formosus.
Spanish
Pez Lengüihueso Malayo.
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Asian arowana status

Classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix I of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Endangered

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (September, 2008)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. CITES (September, 2008)
    http://www.cites.org
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Asian arowana  
Asian arowana

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