Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis was used here to detect the Mekong Giant Catfish in the Chao Phraya River basin and reservoirs in the basin. The results from this study clearly show that the eDNA of the Mekong Giant Catfish were found concentrated in the large reservoirs. The results reflect those reports of catching the species by locals in the areas. The eDNA detection was proved here to be one of the most efficient, rapid and sensitive methods for the Mekong Giant Catfish monitoring and is now ready to be used if need be.
11 August 2021
Environmental DNA, Fish monitoring, Captive-bred fish, Pangasianodon gigas, Reservoirs