This giant stingray could be world's biggest freshwater fish
Likely several hundred pounds heavier than the record-holding Mekong giant catfish, the ray reportedly weighed nearly 880 pounds.
Bungin, IndonesiaWe know that the whale shark is the biggest fish in the ocean, but what is the world’s largest freshwater fish? The answer to that seemingly simple question has remained a mystery as murky as the Southeast Asian rivers in which it’s most likely found.
Officially, the heavyweight title belongs to the Mekong giant catfish, with a specimen caught in northern Thailand in 2005 weighing an astounding 646 pounds. But researchers have long believed there are bigger fish out there, with a mysterious giant freshwater stingray being the top contender.
Now, there is increasing evidence they might be right. A recent survey of rivers in Indonesia suggests that a species known as the giant freshwater stingray may indeed grow much