Saturday, March 14, 2009

Giant stingray captured

This giant stingray was captured recently as part of a National Geographic expedition in Thailand. The expedition is part of the megafish project directed by Zeb Hogan, University of Nevada, Reno.

Read more about this giant fish

and watch the video that accompanied the original story that shows the baby stingray along with the big mother.

This is a freshwater stingray and certainly is among the largest freshwater fishes in the world.


  1. So what makes this specifically a freshwater fish, especially since they don't know if it is anadromous or not. Are there any distinguishing characteristics that separate it from a saltwater sting ray?

  2. only that the locals catch these giant stingrays in freshwater rivers