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

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Name: Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii)

Maximum Size: 79 inches (200 centimeters), 250 pounds (113.5 kilograms)

Habitat: Murray River Basin, Australia

Endangered Status on IUCN Red List (2006): Endangered

Population Size: Unknown

Major Threats: Overfishing and habitat loss

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