Asian Boneytongue Scleropages formosus

Asian Boneytongue
Dragonfish
The Asian Boneytongue, also called the Dragonfish because of its prominent scales and red-gold colouring, is native to Asian rivers and lakes of Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and IndoChina.
Asian Boneytongue
Dragonfish
It is also sometimes called the Golden Arowana since it is related to the Silver and the Black Arowanas of the Amazon Basin. Some sources have split varieties across the range into different species.
Dragonfish
Dragonfish
Dragonfish
Diet of adults is mainly fish. However, like the Amazon Arowanas, the Dragonfish can jump a couple of metres out of the water to grab insect or small bird/bat prey with their upturned mouth.
Dragonfish
Dragonfish
Dragonfish
Boneytongue can grow to nearly a metre in length. The father carries the live young in his mouth to protect them from predators.