Amazon Sailfin Catfish (Pterygoplichthys pardalis)
Tanah Merah Country Club, 30th June 2014

These photos of a dead Amazon Sailfin Catfish were shared by Yap Xinli.

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Several species of Sailfin Catfishes (Pterygoplichthys spp.) have been introduced to various parts of the world, probably due to the release and abandonment of aquarium pets.

Two similar-looking species of Sailfin Armoured Catfish are believed to have feral populations in Singapore:

Amazon Sailfin Catfish (Pterygoplichthys pardalis)

Vermiculated Sailfin Catfish (Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus)

Based on the pattern of spots on the abdomen, this carcass is most likely that of an Amazon Sailfin Catfish.

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