20 January 2013

Slightly Interesting Cambodian Facts (14) Freshwater Fish

The Channa marulius or Great Snakehead

Number of species of freshwater fish found in Cambodian waters?


Of these, 462 are native to the kingdom.

Polynemus melanochir dulcis or
the Lake Blackhand Paradise Fish
 One, the 'Lake blackhand paradise fish' is endemic to Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake.

The other 27 fish were either introduced or of 'questionable' origin.

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