Half-ton giant Freshwater Stingray 1

This Southeast Asia’s giant freshwater stingray can grow to over 16 feet long and a dazzling 1,300 pounds, could be the largest freshwater fish on Earth.   Image © Zeb Hogan, University of Nevada

Half-ton giant Freshwater Stingray 2



Scientists are racing to study the giant freshwater stingray, which, like many big fish species in the Mekong River, is now endangered.      Image © Zeb Hogan, University of Nevada

Half-ton giant Freshwater Stingray 3

The giant freshwater stingray is able to grow to such sizes because the Mekong River provides plenty of space to develop in, as well as tremendous biodiversity for the creature to prey upon. Fish also tend to grow larger in warm waters, such as those of the Mekong.        Image © Zeb Hogan, University of Nevada

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