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20 most amazing river monsters

Only once seeing them, you can permanently lose all desire to even walk to the river. But the gray-haired Jeremy Wade, which leads to transmission of Animal Planet “River monsters”, it’s just fish. And Yes, he really let loose all that was caught.

1. The two-meter 50-pound crustacean pike caught in the river Trinity in Texas.

2. 68-pound arapaima caught in lake Rio Maderia in Brazil.

3. A huge six-gilled shark caught in the southern part of the African Zambezi river.

4. Electric eel from the river Amazon, which can grow to 2.4 m in length and weigh up to 19 kg.

5. Freshwater sawfish, which grows to 6 metres in length and weigh up to 180 kg.

6. A huge Siamese carp from the Mekong river. That’s not adult. It can grow up to 3 meters and weigh up to 300 kg, making it one of the largest freshwater fish on the planet.

7. Largest freshwater Stingray. This 180-pound fish was the largest that Jeremy Wade managed to catch.

8. Terapon of-Goliath – a distant relative of the piranha, found in the Congo river in the heart of Africa.

9. 73-pound catfish from Northern India. This fish was 1.5 m from head to tail, 1 meter in diameter and with a wingspan of 1.1 m. tail

10. Procopter. The largest species can reach 2 meters in length.

11. Vundu catfish, which can reach 1.5 meters in length, and the maximum weight was 54 kg.

12. The new Zealand eel, which can reach 1.5 meters in length.

13. The Nile perch. Can grow up to 1.8 m in length and up to 225 kg in weight.

14. Black piranha — the largest of the 40 known species of piranhas.

15. Like some prehistoric fish catfish from the Orinoco river, known in these places called Kuyu-Kuyu. It can reach a meter in length and 18 kg weight. In the rear part of the body of the fish has spines that support the caudal fin, which she like a fish-battleship from another era.

16. Red-bellied PACU belong to the genus of the piranha, but unlike their counterparts feeds mainly on insects and vegetation. Uses its large, similar to human teeth for cracking nuts, seeds and razrubanii sea grasses and other food sources.

17. Short-tailed river Stingray. Usually grows to 1.5 m in diameter, and weighs more than 200 kg.

18. Ordinary catfish weighing 74 kg and a length of 2.2 m.

19. White sturgeon — the largest and most primitive freshwater fish in North America. The largest in the history of the sturgeon was more than 6 m in length and weighed nearly 800 kg.

20. The Japanese large Salamander, the second largest in the world after Chinese. Grows to 1.5 m in length.

21. A close relative of piranhas scombridae hidrolik, who is often called the fish-vampire due to its long fangs, which can be up to 15 cm in length. There is this beautiful fish in the Orinoco river in Venezuela.

PHOTO: animal.discovery.com

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