Asian Arowana

The Asian Arowana is a highly endangered species found in Southeast Asia. Blackwater rivers, and slow moving waters are the habitat of this fish. As per the facts and information available from the wildlife conservation, the size of this species is declined to extinction.

Asian Arowana Scientific Name


Scleropages Formosus

Asian Arowana Features and Facts



  • Size: 90 cm (35 in)

  • Status: Endangered


Conservation of Asian Arowana


Declining habitat is a major threat of Asian arowanas. There is strong belief that keeping this fish very lucky so this species is in deep crisis due to the illegal collection for aquarium trade. Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) has controlled the illegal international trade of Asian Arowanas. Besides, various international organisations have taken active measures to protect the habitat of this species. In Southeast Asia, CITES has set up one authorised fish farm to breed the Asian Arowanas.

 
Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag