PHOTO: World's Largest Freshwater Fish Hooked in Cambodia Weighs 660 Pounds

PHOTO: World's Largest Freshwater Fish Hooked in Cambodia Weighs 660 Pounds


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

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