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World’s biggest freshwater fish, a 660-pound 13 foot stingray, caught in Cambodia (photos)




Cambodian villagers on the Mekong River have caught what researchers say is the world’s largest freshwater fish ever recorded, a stingray that weighed in at 661 kilos (about 300 kilograms).

The large fish took round a dozen males to haul to shore.


Named Boramy — that means “full moon” within the Khmer language — due to her bulbous form, the four-meter (13-foot) feminine was launched again into the river after being electronically tagged to permit scientists to watch her motion and conduct.




“That is very thrilling information as a result of it was the world’s largest (freshwater) fish,” stated biologist Zeb Hogan, ex-host of the “Monster Fish” present on the Nationwide Geographic Channel and now a part of Wonders of the Mekong, a conservation venture on the river.


“It’s also thrilling information as a result of it implies that this stretch of the Mekong continues to be wholesome…. It’s a signal of hope that these large fish nonetheless stay (right here).”




Boramy took the document from a 645-pound (293-kilogram) big catfish that was caught upstream in northern Thailand in 2005.


After a fisherman hooked the stingray (an endangered species), he contacted Wonders of the Mekong, which helped tag the ray and launch it again into the river.




The Mekong has the third-most various fish inhabitants on the planet, based on its River Fee — although overfishing, air pollution, saltwater intrusion and sediment depletion have brought on shares to plummet.

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