Habitat and Ecology
Owing to its carnivorous nature, this fish can only be cultivated in wild waters or in fattening ponds in which large fish are present. It breeds in stagnant or running water in the rainy season. A ripe female bears relatively fewer eggs; they are laid in small clumps on submerged vegetation. Fingerlings are available in upper reaches of Cauvery in July-August. This fish is relished both in fresh and dried state.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.
Depth range (m): 1 - 1.5
Temperature range (°C): 28.738 - 28.738
Nitrate (umol/L): 0.360 - 0.360
Salinity (PPS): 32.360 - 32.360
Oxygen (ml/l): 4.580 - 4.580
Phosphate (umol/l): 0.207 - 0.207
Silicate (umol/l): 5.109 - 5.109
Depth range (m): 1 - 1.5
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Diseases and Parasites
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Notopterus notopterus
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Notopterus notopterus
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 21
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
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The threats to this species are not known.
More research into population trends in the wild is required to understand the status of this widespread species.
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
The bronze featherback (Notopterus notopterus; Bengali: ফলি, Thai: ปลาสลาด, ปลาฉลาด, ปลาตอง) is a fish in family Notopteridae found in South and Southeast Asia. Although primarily found in fresh water, it has been known to enter brackish water. At present it is the only member of its genus, but as currently defined it is likely a species complex.
This fish is an important food item in Laos, Indonesia, and Thailand. It is preserved and prepared in different ways. Nam phrik pla salat pon (น้ำพริกปลาสลาดป่น) is a variety of nam phrik with minced roasted pla salat eaten along with raw vegetables. It is popular in Khorat.
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