Photo Gallery: Bear-Size Catfish, Half-Ton Stingrays Among World's ''Monster'' Fishes

Photo Gallery: Giant Catfish, Half-Ton Stingrays Among World's
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Name: Mekong giant catfish (Pangasianodon gigas)

Maximum Size: 118 inches (300 centimeters), 661.4 pounds (300 kilograms)

Habitat: Mekong River Basin, Southeast Asia

Endangered Status on the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List (2006): Critically endangered

Population Size: Unknown; only one was captured in 2006, according to Megafishes Project leader Zeb Hogan

Major Threats: Overfishing and habitat loss

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—Photograph courtesy Zeb Hogan/WWF Conservation Science Fellow/National Geographic Emerging Explorer
 
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