The world’s largest recorded freshwater fish was reportedly caught in Cambodia’s Mekong River, and people looked on in awe of the massive creature.
The Associated Press (AP) reported Monday:
The stingray, captured on June 13, measured almost four meters (13 feet) from snout to tail and weighed slightly under 300 kilograms (660 pounds), according to a statement Monday by Wonders of the Mekong, a joint Cambodian-U.S. research project.
The previous record for a freshwater fish was a 293-kilogram (646-pound) Mekong giant catfish, discovered in Thailand in 2005, the group said.
The creature was allegedly hooked by a fisherman south of Stung Treng, who reported the catch to scientists with the Wonders of the Mekong group. The scientists rushed to the scene and