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Arapaima gigas

Description:

The Biggest Fish of the Amazon region



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LisaPowers
LisaPowers 3 years ago

Project Noah Fact of the Day: The arapaima is one of the world's largest freshwater fish, attaining up to 9 feet in length and weighing in at a whopping 440 pounds! This Amazonian giant is also among the oldest extant fish species, dating back to the age of dinosaurs.

Arapaima (Arapaima gigas) spotted in Ecuador by PN user Juan Mantilla - MJ Reichenbach.

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Montalvo (Andoas), Pastaza, Ecuador

Lat: -1.92, Long: -77.00

Spotted on Oct 21, 2012
Submitted on Oct 31, 2012

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