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Amazon's Monster Fish Fast Disappearing

The arapaima can reach 9 feet and 400 pounds

(Newser) - The Amazon's largest fish is nearing extinction, reports LiveScience , though it's not because its habitat has drastically changed. The arapaima, or pirarucu, is huge for a freshwater fish, weighing upward of 400 pounds and reaching 9 feet in length. Unfortunately this makes the Amazonian giants easy targets for... More »

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