Siamese bala shark

siamese bala shark burnt-tailed barb Balantiocheilos ambusticauda possibly extinct freshwater fish endemic Mae Klong Chao Phraya River basin Thailand aquarium trade

siamese bala shark burnt-tailed barb Balantiocheilos ambusticauda possibly extinct freshwater fish endemic Mae Klong Chao Phraya River basin Thailand aquarium trade

 

Siamese bala shark – is a probably extinct freshwater fish that was endemic to two Thailand river basins. There were no recorded sightings of the species for more than 3 decades; the reason for the extinction is extensive habitat destruction: pollution, drainage and dams.

The original design was made primarily for being printed as a poster, but you can find modified versions – more suitable for t-shirts, hoodies etc. – in my store:

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