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Mekong Giant Catfish (Pangasianodon gigas)

The Mekong Giant Catfish or (Pangasianodon gigas) is the largest freshwater fish in the world! This massive Catfish can reach lengths of three meters and weigh up to 300kg! A very fast grower this fish can reach 200kg in just six years! Unfortunately, due to overfishing and general water quality this species is becoming nearly extinct. In fact, scientist believe that 90% of these fish have been eliminated from the face of the earth in just the past decade. The Mekong Giant Catfish still can be found in small numbers in the Lower Mekong in Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Even though this fish is truly huge, it is no danger to humans. The Mekong Catfish is almost completely vegetarian and eats mostly algae and other small plant life in the rivers that they inhabit. These Catfish don't even have any teeth! They can also be distinguished from other catfish by their lack of whiskers. These fish are believed to live over 60 years in the wild. To see the Mekong Giant Catfish in action check out the video below...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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