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The world’s largest freshwater fish

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Giant arapaima and diver

The worlds largest freshwater fish Giant arapaima (4)

Arapaima – a large South American freshwater fish (Arapaima gigas) that typically attains a length of 3 meters (10 feet).

This photo of an adult arapaima was taken by a diver in Manaus, Brazil. As one of the world’s largest freshwater fish, some big arapaima, the length up to 3 meters and weight up to 180 kg. Now, due to over-predation these big fish have been in danger of extinction.

Paddlefish specimens

Since 2003, never found a wild paddlefish. Scientists fear the fish is actually extinct.

The worlds largest freshwater fish Paddlefish specimens (3)

Chinese sturgeon has been listed as endangered species

The worlds largest freshwater fish Chinese sturgeon(10)

Cambodia Giant Barb

The worlds largest freshwater fish Cambodia Giant Barb (7) The worlds largest freshwater fish Cambodia Giant Barb(6) 

The young of Giant stingray

The worlds largest freshwater fish Giant stingray (3)

An adult Giant stingray can weigh up from 90 to 140 kg and be length of 4 meters. Scientists believe that  giant stingrays is the world’s largest freshwater fish

The worlds largest freshwater fish Giant stingray(2)

Lake sturgeon

They are very long life; scientists confirmed in 1953 in Canada, a two-meter-long lake sturgeon had been 152 years old.

The worlds largest freshwater fish Lake sturgeon(12)

Mekong giant catfish, up to 3 meters and can weigh 650 kilograms.

The worlds largest freshwater fish Mekong giant catfish (1)

The worlds largest freshwater fish Mekong giant catfish (3)

In the past 20 years, the decrease in number is 90%.

The worlds largest freshwater fish Mekong giant catfish (2)

Hucho taimen pallas

The worlds largest freshwater fish (5)

The roe

The worlds largest freshwater fish Hucho taimen pallas (8)

It is the world’s largest salmon, and had known of their greedy.

The worlds largest freshwater fish Hucho taimen pallas (9)

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