Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
About the family in general
Primarily freshwater fish; 60 cm; oviparous; omnivorous; gregarious; midwater to near bottom dweller. Introduced, uncommon. Ponds and reservoirs (?).
Another pond-culture species native to northern Malaysia, Thailand and Borneo. The Jelawat is a common feature on the menu of many local Chinese restaurants as it makes for good eating. Although it is occasionally seen in some rural fish ponds, it does not seem to have established itself here yet.
Fishes in Singapore
Amazing Fishy Facts
About the guidebook
From A Guide to Common Freshwater Fishes of Singapore by Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP
@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre