Indochina featherback (Chitala blanci)

Featherbacks are mainly nocturnal predators hunting fish and other prey items they prefer to stay in the depths . The Indochina Featherback (chitala blanci) is a rare catch for anglers fishing in Thailand.


  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Actinopterygii
  • Order: Osteoglossiformes
  • Family: Notopteridae
  • Genus: Chitala
  • Species: Chitala blanci
Common names: Indochina featherback, Royal Featherback, Royal Knifefish Thai name: Plah Kgrai, (ตองลาย) Thailand status: Native Max size: 3kg (6.6lb) Diet: Carnivorous: Fish, Insects, Worms Habitat: Freshwater.