Karalla daura - The goldstripe ponyfish

Karalla daura – The goldstripe ponyfish

The goldstripe ponyfish, Karalla daura, is a species of marine ray-finned fish of the family Leiognathidae (ponyfish, Vietnamese: cá liệt), which is native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. The goldstripe ponyfish is smaller than the common ponyfish (Leiognathus equulus), and is easily recognized by one yellow or golden stripe on both

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Hyriopsis bialatus in Vietnam

Hyriopsis bialatus – The shark-fin mussel

Hyriopsis bialatus, the shark fin mussel, is one of three known freshwater pearl mussels in the genus Hyriopsis in Vietnam. Hyriopsis cumingii occurs in northern Vietnam, and is aquacultured for pearl production, while H. bialatus and H. delaportei are found in the waters of Mekong River in southern Vietnam (Đồng Tháp, Vĩnh Long, An Giang

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Potamocorbula laevis

Potamocorbula laevis – The Asian overbite clam

Potamocorbula laevis is the type species of clam in the genus Potamocorbula of the family Corbulidae in Vietnam. Other Potamocorbula species in Vietnam include P. fasciata, P. ustulata and P. amurensis. Potamocorbula is a genus of very small euryhaline clams, marine bivalve molluscs in the order Myida. Potamocorbula laevis is comparable to its relative Potamocorbula

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Anabas testudineus - climbing perch

Anabas testudineus – The climbing perch

Anabas testudineus, the climbing perch, is a type species of fish of the genus Anabas in the family Anabantidae (the climbing gouramis) which is native to Asia. In Vietnam, it’s called cá rô, or cá rô đồng. Anabas testudineus is known for its ability to migrate from one pond to another by crossing land, especially

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Wild-caught Wallago attu

Wallago attu – The giant sheatfish

Wallago attu is the only freshwater catfish in the genus Wallago (sheatfish) of the family Siluridae, native to South and Southeast Asia. It’s commonly known as wallago catfish or giant sheatfish. Wallago attu is often mistaken for Wallagonia leerii (helicopter catfish), which is much larger in size. Lately, it was found that Wallago and Wallagonia

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