Once more we were able to import an extemely rarely offered species of spiny eel, namely Mastacembelus pantherinus. In the internet this species is in general named M. dayi, but M. dayi has recently proofed to by a synonym of M. alboguttatus. Researcher Ralf Britz – he described, by the way, also M. pantherinus – has solved this confusing puzzle only some weeks ago.
Mastacembelus pantherinus originates from Burma. t has been collected so far only in lake Indawgyi and its affluents. The species attains a maximum length of at least 50 cm and is a large member of the genus. Our specimens currently are 20-25 cm long.
For our customers: the animals have code 426455 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in very limited numbers only!
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer