World’s Largest Freshwater Fish Captured: The Size of a Grizzly Bear!

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There are around 30 species of giant freshwater fish in the world. But, the world’s largest freshwater fish ever captured looks nothing like a trout or a salmon.

Stingrays live in both fresh and saltwater; they’re closely related to sharks. Few freshwater fish can compare to the largest giant stingrays pulled from the Mekong River in Cambodia and Thailand.

They’ve been working for years with local fishermen to compile data on the giants of the Mekong River.

Threats to Mekong Giant Stingrays

Giant freshwater stingrays have round, flat bodies with long whip tails. Their eyes are on the tops of their bodies, and their jaws are on the bottom.

The Giant Freshwater Stingray

 The stingray, who locals named ‘Boramy’, which means ‘full moon’ in Khmer, weighed in at a whopping 661 pounds.

The World’s Largest Freshwater Fish—Caught in 2022





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