World's largest recorded freshwater fish caught in Cambodia
June 21, 2022 | 6 comments
This is one enormous fish. Image Credit: Facebook / Wonders of the Mekong
The gargantuan stingray - which was caught in the Mekong river - has set a new world record.
Measuring a whopping 13ft from tail to snout and weighing in at 300kg (nearly a third of a ton), this absolutely massive fish was caught by local fishermen to the south of Stung Treng.
Footage recorded of the catch shows the enormous creature - which resembles a huge grey disc - being viewed by a crowd of locals who had gathered to witness the spectacle for themselves.
The animal was kept alive on a semi-submerged tarp at the edge of the river while it was carefully weighed and measured before being released once the process was complete.
It was also tagged with an electronic tracking device so that scientists can keep an eye on it.
"When you see a fish this size, especially in freshwater, it is hard to comprehend, so I think all of our team was stunned," said Zeb Hogan, leader of Wonders of the Mekong
Locals have nicknamed the stingray "Boramy", meaning "full moon".
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