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The Half-Ton Giant Freshwater Stingray

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:38 PM

Though this could be the largest freshwater fish on the planet, accounts of its existence only emerged in Thai newspapers in the early 1980s. It’s exceedingly rare to see one, in part because it destroys all but the strongest fishing rods and lines.

Even if you have the right equipment, the giant freshwater stingray tends to take exception to being hunted and buries itself in the river bottom when hooked.

http://www.wired.com...giant-stingray/

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:39 PM

Very cool creatures. Giant pancake or mushroom cap  (with eyes and a spine and a tail :P ).

Amazing looking skeletal x-ray:

http://www.itsokayto...y-of-a-stingray

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Edited by QuiteContrary, 28 September 2013 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 04:02 PM

Nice one. Reminds me of a facehugger.


#4    Jacques Terreur

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:30 AM

more like a bodyhugger though....


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:42 AM

The video with the babies is awesome

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:46 PM

That is amazing.    How have I never heard of this thing?






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