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

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Name: Nile perch (Lates niloticus)

Maximum Size: 79 inches (200 centimeters), 441 pounds (200 kilograms)

Habitat: Nile River Basin, Africa

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

Population Size: Unknown but rapidly declining. Total amount fished fell from 1.29 million tons in 2001 to 820,000 tons in 2006, according to a National Geographic News report

Major Threats: Overfishing

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