The Pangasius family (scientific name: Pangasiidae) is the name of a family of about 28 known freshwater fish species of the Catfish (Siluriformes) family. The species in this family is found in fresh and brackish waters, along southern Asia, from Pakistan to Borneo.  Among the 28 species of this family, the Pangasius (Pangasianodon gigas), an herbivore and endangered fish, is one of the largest known freshwater fishes.
The dorsal fin of these fishes is near the head, usually high and triangular, about 5-7 rays fin and 1-2 spines. Anal fin a little elongated, with 26 to 46 rays. Usually they have two pairs of maxillary antennae and a pair of chin antennae, although in adult catfish there are only upper beards. Solid body. Small fat fins (fat) also exist.