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

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Name: Alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula)

Maximum Size: 120 inches (305 centimeters), 300 pounds (136 kilograms)

Habitat: Mississippi River Basin, North America

Endangered Status on IUCN Red List (2006): Not evaluated

Population Size: Unknown

Major Threats: Unknown

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