Oxyeleotris marmorata

Oxyeleotris marmorata, the marbled sleeper or marbled gudgeon, or Soon Hock in Cantonese, is a widely distributed species of freshwater fish. It lives in the Mekong and Chao Praya basins, rivers and other water bodies in Malaysia, Singapore, Indochina, Philippines and Indonesia. This species is an economically important fish in Southeast Asia, especially in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.

It is highly popular among the Chinese community due to its fine texture, tasty white flesh and is believed to have healing properties. It is said, best eaten after surgeries or childbirths. Some says it can lead to prolonged life. In Malaysia, commercialization of this type of fish is not widely established. Demands are largely dependent on wild populations thus fetching high prices in the market.

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