Monday May 9, 2022

Khmer Times

A giant freshwater whipray, scientifically known as Urogymnus polylepis, was rescued from a fisherman’s hook in the Mekong River of Stoeng Treng province.

The whipray, measuring at 185 cm in width, 200 cm in length and weighting 180 killogram, was accidentally hooked by a fisherman in Siem Bouk district’s Koh Preah Village

The fisherman, understanding how rare the gigantic fish is, contacted the Wonder of the Mekong project to come and tag, measure, and release her back into the wild.

According to WWF, the world’s biggest freshwater fish and 4 out of the top ten giant freshwater fish species can be found in the Mekong River.

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