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Friday, April 24, 2009



Fishers in northern Thailand netted this huge catfish in the Mekong River on May 1. Nearly nine feet long (2.7 meters) and as big as a grizzly bear, the behemoth tipped the scales at 646 pounds (293 kilograms). Experts say the fish, which belongs to the species known as the Mekong giant catfish, may be the largest freshwater fish ever recorded.

Thai fishers struggled for more than an hour to haul in the record-breaking Mekong giant catfish. Officials from Thailand 's Inland Fishery Deparment then used aperformance-enhancing drug to stimulate the pituitary gland of the female fish in order to prepare it for a breeding program (above). Despite efforts to keep the bear-size catfish alive, it died and was later eaten by villagers.

MEKONG GIANT FISH @ strange pictures

Thai fisheries officials had hoped to release this adult female Mekong giant catfish after they stripped it of eggs (above) for a captive-breeding program. But the whopping fish, which was as big a grizzly bear, didn't survive.

MEKONG GIANT FISH @ strange pictures

Listed a critically endangered by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the Mekong giant catfish is one of the world's largest freshwater fishes. Other contenders include the Chinese paddlefish and the dog-eating catfish—another Mekong River giant.

After a record-breaking Mekong giant catfish died, residents of Hat Khrai, a Thai village on the Mekong River , butchered the fish for its meat.


Jawahir Jaafar said...

Tu bukan ikan keli laa...tu ikan BAUNG! Ikan keli mana ada ekor cenggitu!

Mashi said...

rasanya ikan nih lebih dikenali dengan nama pla buk... kalau catfish tak semestinya keli, bro jawahir jaafar... sy dah pernah mancing dah ikan nih..ikan ni bukan baung...dia lebih kepada patin..dan biasanya kalau mancing ikan ni memang kena guna set pancing berat (untuk pancing ikan laut)

prince said...

ikan keli lembik jer ....tu tak srupa lnsung ngan ikan keli lak..hOk.


pelbagai info menarik ikan keli...


Salam 1 Malaysia :)...nk tahu info sempoi dan best pasal ikan keli...mai singgah sini

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