World's Largest Giant Stingray ever

Do you want to know the world's largest giant stingray ever?? in our latest post we have talked about many big and largest animal in the world, starting from world's largest dog ever, biggest crocodile, biggest squid ever.. and now we got largest giant stingray ever. This giant stingray was founded in Bang Pakong River in Chachoengsao, Thailand

The giant stingray, weighing an estimated 550 to 990 pounds (250 to 450 kilograms) was reeled in on January 28, 2009, as part of a National Geographic expedition in Thailand.

The stingray's body measured 6.6 feet (2 meters) wide by 6.9 feet (2.1) meters long. The tail was missing. If it had been there, the ray's total length would have been between 14.8 and 16.4 feet (4.5 and 5 meters), estimated University of Nevada Biologist Zeb Hogan.

Recreational fishers caught this giant freshwater stingray in the Bang Pakong River in Chachoengsao, Thailand, right before it gave birth on March 31, 2008.

The massive fish, which by some accounts can grow up to 20 feet (6 meters) long, are flourishing in parts of Thailand, but overfishing in Cambodia remains a serious threat.

According to wikipedia this is the brief description about stingray

The stingrays are a family, Dasyatidae of rays, cartilaginous fishes related to sharks. They are common in coastal tropical marine waters throughout the world, and several species are known to enter fresh water. Other types of rays also referred to as "stingrays" are the river stingrays (family Potamotrygonidae), the round stingrays (families Urolophidae and Urotrygonidae), the sixgill stingray (family Hexatrygonidae), and the deepwater stingray (family Plesiobatidae). For clarity, the members of the family Dasyatidae are sometimes called "whip-tail stingrays".

While most dasyatids are relatively widespread and not currently threatened, there are several species (for example Taeniura meyeni, Dasyatis colarensis, D. garouaensis, and D. laosensis) where the conservation status is more problematic, leading to them being listed as vulnerable or endangered by IUCN. The status of several other species are poorly known, leading to them being listed as Data Deficient.

Stingray can be 35 feet long.

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