Cambodian catches world's largest recorded freshwater fish
The previous record for a freshwater fish was a 293-kilogram Mekong giant catfish
The world's largest recorded freshwater fish, a giant stingray, has been caught in the Mekong River in Cambodia,
The stingray, captured on June 13, measured almost 4 meters (13 feet)
weighed slightly under 300 kilograms according to a statement Monday by Wonders of the Mekong, a joint Cambodian-U.S. research project.
The stingray was snagged by a local fisherman south of Stung Treng in northeastern Cambodia.
The fisherman alerted a nearby team of scientists from the Wonders of the Mekong project
which has publicized its conservation work in communities along the river.
The scientists arrived within hours of getting a post-midnight call with the news