Cambodian Catches World’s Largest Freshwater Fish

The world's largest freshwater fish has been caught in Cambodia's Mekong River, according to U.S. and Cambodian scientists.

The giant stingray measured almost 4 meters from snout to tail and weighed in at a fraction under 300 kilograms.

The previous world record was a 293 kilo Mekong giant catfish, recorded in Thailand in 2005.

The stingray was snagged by a local fisherman on the night of June 13, south of the town of Stung Treng.

(AP)

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