The world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, a large stingray, has been caught within the Mekong River in Cambodia, in accordance with scientists from the Southeast Asian nation and the United States. (See photographs under.)
The stingray, captured on June 13, measured virtually 4 meters (13 ft) from snout to tail and weighed slightly below 300 kilograms (660 kilos), in accordance with a press release Monday by Wonders of the Mekong, a joint Cambodian-U.S. analysis venture.
The earlier file for a freshwater fish was a 293-kilogram (646-pound) Mekong large catfish, found in Thailand in 2005, the group stated. The stingray was snagged by an area fisherman south of Stung Treng in northeastern Cambodia.
The stingray was snagged by an area fisherman south of Stung Treng in northeastern Cambodia. The fisherman, who earned $600 for the catch, alerted a close-by workforce of scientists from the Wonders of the Mekong venture, which has publicized its conservation work in communities alongside the river.
“When you see a fish this dimension, particularly in freshwater, it’s laborious to grasp, so I feel all of our workforce was surprised,” Wonders of the Mekong chief Zeb Hogan stated in a web based interview from the University of Nevada in Reno. The college is partnering with the Cambodian Fisheries Administration and USAID, the U.S. authorities’s worldwide growth company.