Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Giant Amazon river fish faces extinction after years of overfishing

Amazon Giant Arapaima

The arapaima, a giant Amazon river fish that can grow longer and heavier than a human adult, is at risk of extinction, according to a new study. Overfishing and errors in classification are believed to have left the world's largest scaled freshwater fish critically endangered.

[Photograph by: Donnay]

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