What is Latin name of Vietnamese Pangasius?

Bởi Meksea Team - November 22, 2021

MEKSEA.COM Vietnam contributes around 90% of the world pangasius production. But do you know what the Latin name of Vietnamese pangasius is? Let’s explore the Latin name of Vietnamese pangasius with Meksea.

Because of the advantage of white meat, firm texture, sweet and delicious flavor, Tra fish is popular in many markets. In recent years, Tra and basa fish are fed with an industrial scale in large ponds and applied farming processes, care according to international standards and strict adherence to HACCP regulations. As a result, the value of output and exports in Vietnam for Tra and Basa fish is growing. Therefore, cultivating and exporting these kinds of fish have become one of the key economic sectors of Vietnam.

Nowadays, Tra and basa products are available in more than 80 export markets all over the world. They also have become an economical and favorite choice of consumers worldwide and also gradually replaced some white fish species which are dwindling.



English name

Latin name

Scientific name

Vietnamese name

Common name



Striped Catfish

Pangasius Hypophthalmus

Pangasius Sutchi, Helicophagus Hypophthalmus, Pangasius Macronemus

Tra Fish

Tra, Swai, Sutchi catfish, Striped catfish, Silver striped catfish

fillet, whole round, steak, portion, loin, HGT (head off, tail off, gutted)



When do we use Latin name of seafood?

Latin name of seafood is a descriptive term used to describe a specific type of seafood and its characteristics. So using Latin seafood names helps to avert confusion caused by the often contradictory and multiple common names an individual may have.

Some documents use Latin seafood names in commerce such as Bill Of Lading, Sales Contract, Certificate Of Origin, Invoice, Packing List, Health Certificate, Catch Certificate, Analysis Results, and so on.

Moreover, the Latin name is shown on product packaging of export orders to ensure the accuracy of the name of the products.



Some products of Vietnamese pangasius/Pangasius Hypophthalmus Vietnam exports


Fillet semi trimmed


White well-trimmed


Fillet un-trimmed




Whole round gutted






Fillet light yellow



Some sizes of Vietnamese pangasius can be

Fillet: 80/120, 120/170, 170/220, 220-up, 400-up, 500-up… (piece/gram)

Whole round, HGT: 300-500, 500-800, 800-1200, 1200-UP (piece/gram)

Steak: 100/200, 200/300, 250/350…

Portion, Loin: 60/80, 80/100, 110/130


Glazing: IQF/ Block



Bulk: 6kg, 10kg, 12kg/carton.

Plain bag: 500gram, 1kg, 2,5kg.


IVP (Individually Vacuum Packed)

Interleave block: 5kg/block x2/ctn

By: Meksea Team.


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