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order scientific name common name record weight in kg record weight in lb water country picture
catfishes over 50 kg Zungaro jahu Manguruyu 300,00 661.39 Parana River system Argentina 1597_Manguruyu_Zungaro jahu.jpg
skates and rays Potamotrygon brachyura Short-tailed River Stingray 300,00 661.39 Parana River system Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina 2772_Mark Jones_Short-tailed River Stingray_Potamotrygon brachyura.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Brachyplatystoma filamentosum Kumakuma 200,00 440.92 Amazon River system, Orinoco River system Venezuela, Brazil 2898_Piraiba_Brachyplatystoma filamentosum.jpg
bony tongues Arapaima gigas Arapaima 177,00 390.22 Lake Santo Antonio Brazil 2991_Jules Fernandez_Pirarucu_Arapaima gigas.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Pseudoplatystoma corruscans Spotted Sorubim 150,00 330.69 Rio Parana Argentina 3534_Pseudoplatystoma_corruscans_Spotted_Sorubim0.jpeg
skates and rays Paratrygon aiereba Discus Ray 113,50 250.22 Rio Apure Venezuela 3234_Jeremy Wade_Discus Ray_Paratrygon aiereba.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii Gilded Catfish 100,00 220.46 Amazon River system, Orinoco River system Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil 1714_Planet Catfish_Gilded Catfish_Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Brachyplatystoma juruense Zebra Catfish 100,00 220.46 Orinoco River system, Amazon River system Brazil, Peru, Venezuela 3334_Brachyplatystoma_juruense_Zebra_Catfish0.jpeg
catfishes over 50 kg Zungaro zungaro Jau 90,00 198.42 Orinoco River system, Amazon River system Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil 3316_Zungaro_zungaro_Jau0.jpeg
catfishes over 50 kg Phractocephalus hemioliopterus Pirarara 80,00 176.37 Rio Madeira Brazil 2925_Mark Jones_Redtail Catfish_Phractocephalus hemioliopterus.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum Barred Sorubim 70,00 154.32 Essequibo River system Guyana 1749_Argentina Fishing Adventures_Barred Sorubim_Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Luciopimelodus pati Pati 50,00 110.23 Parana River system Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay 1950_Argentina Fishing Adventures_Pati_Luciopimelodus pati.jpg
characins Colossoma macropomum Tambaqui 50,00 110.23 Amazon River Brazil 3090_Gustavo Rojas Berroca_Black Pacu_Colossoma macropomum.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Sciades parkeri Gillbacker Sea Catfish 50,00 110.23 Amazon Delta, Essequibo River estuary Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil, French Guiana 1841_Maria da Glória Trindade_Gillbacker Sea Catfish_Sciades parkeri.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Sorubimichthys planiceps Firewood Catfish 50,00 110.23 Amazon River system, Orinoco River system Venezuela, Brazil, Peru 1809_Firewood Catfish_Sorubimichthys planiceps.jpg
skates and rays Potamotrygon ocellata Red-blotched River Stingray 43,50 95.90 Rio Tocantins Brazil 2875_Mark Jones_Red-blotched River Stingray_Potamotrygon ocellata.jpg
lungfishes Lepidosiren paradoxa South American Lungfish 40,00 88.18 Parana River system, Amazon River system Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru 2727_South American Lungfish_Lepidosiren paradoxa.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum Tiger Sorubim 40,00 88.18 Orinoco River system, Amazon River system Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil 1877_Nelson Lage_Tiger Sorubim_Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum.jpg
characins Hoplias aimara Wolf Fish 40,00 88.18 unknown Venezuela, French Guiana 3547_Hoplias_aimara_Aymara0.jpeg
skates and rays Potamotrygon leopoldi White-blotched River Stingray 40,00 88.18 Rio Xingu Brazil 2790_White-blotched River Stingray_Potamotrygon leopoldi.jpg
characins Salminus franciscanus Brazilian Dorado 38,60 85.10 Rio Sambura Brazil 1434_Mark Jones_Brazilian Dorado_Salminus franciscanus.jpg
skates and rays Potamotrygon motoro South American Freshwater Stingray 35,00 77.16 Parana River system Argentina, Brazil 2782_Argentina Fishing Adventures_Ocellate River Stingray_Potamotrygon motoro.jpg
skates and rays Potamotrygon hystrix Porcupine River Stingray 35,00 77.16 Parana River system Brazil, Argentina 2786_Argentina Fishing Adventures_Porcupine River Stingray_Potamotrygon hystrix.jpg
characins Salminus brasiliensis Dorado 34,00 74.96 Rio Parana Argentina 1440_Mark Jones_Dorado_Salminus brasiliensis.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Brachyplatystoma capapretum ? 32,66 72.00 Rio Pasimoni Venezuela 1889_Brachyplatystoma capapretum.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Pinirampus pirinampu Flatwhiskered Catfish 30,00 66.14 Parana River system, Amazon River system, Orinoco River system Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru 1927_Argentine Angling Adventures_Flatwhiskered Catfish_Pinirampus pirinampu.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Sciades couma Couma Sea Catfish 30,00 66.14 Orinoco Delta, Magdalena Delta, Amazon Delta, Essequibo River estuary Venezuela, Colombia, Suriname, Brazil, Guyana 3417_Sciades_couma_Couma_Sea_Catfish0.jpeg
characins Hydrolycus scomberoides Payara 30,00 66.14 Amazon River system, Orinoco River system Brazil, Peru, Venezuela 1445_Payara_Hydrolycus scomberoides.jpg
skates and rays Potamotrygon orbignyi Smooth Back River Stingray 26,50 58.42 Orinoco River system Venezuela 3206_Archivo EBEF_Smooth Back River Stingray_Potamotrygon orbignyi.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Oxydoras niger Ripsaw Catfish 25,00 55.12 Orinoco River system, Amazon River system, São Francisco River system Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia 1944_Ripsaw Catfish_Oxydoras niger.jpg
characins Piaractus brachypomus Pacu 25,00 55.12 Orinoco River system, Amazon River system Brazil, Peru, Venezuela 1459_Fishing Adventures Thailand_Pirapitinga_Piaractus brachypomus.jpg
skates and rays Heliotrygon rosai Rosa’s Round Ray 25,00 55.12 Amazon River system Brazil 2879_Nathan Lovejoy_Rosas Round Ray_Heliotrygon rosai.jpg
Salmonidae over 10 kg Salmo trutta trutta Sea Trout 22,23 49.01 Rio Grande Argentina 370_Sea Trout_Salmo trutta trutta.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Lithodoras dorsalis Rock-Bacu 21,00 46.30 Rio Parana do Cambixe Brazil 3413_Lithodoras_dorsalis_Rock-Bacu0.jpeg
catfishes 10-50 kg Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum Reticulated Shovelnose 20,50 45.19 Rio Camaiú Brazil 3101_Johnny Jensen_Reticulated Shovelnose_Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Brachyplatystoma vaillantii Laulao Catfish 20,00 44.09 Amazon River system, Orinoco River system Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil 1981_Laulao Catfish_Brachyplatystoma vaillantii.jpg
Perciformes over 10 kg Cichla temensis Speckled Pavon 20,00 44.09 Rio Orinoco, Rio Negro Brazil, Venezuela 3320_Cichla_temensis_Speckled_Peacock0.jpeg
skates and rays Potamotrygon henlei Bigtooth River Stingray 20,00 44.09 Rio Tocantins Brazil 2867_Mark Jones_Bigtooth River Stingray_Potamotrygon henlei.jpg
characins Piaractus mesopotamicus Pacu 20,00 44.09 Parana River system Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil 1477_Pacu_Piaractus mesopotamicus.jpg
knifefishes Electrophorus voltai Electric Eel 20,00 44.09 Camaiú River Brazil 3557_Electrophorus_voltai_Electric_Eel0.jpeg
knifefishes Electrophorus varii Electric Eel 20,00 44.09 Amazon River system Brazil 3553_Electrophorus_varii_Electric_Eel0.jpeg
characins Hoplias lacerdae Trairacu 20,00 44.09 Parana River system Brazil 1471_Eduardo Godin_Trairacu_Hoplias lacerdae.jpg
skates and rays Potamotrygon limai Lima's River Stingray 20,00 44.09 Madeira River system Brazil 3189_João Paulo C.B. da Silva_Potamotrygon limai.jpg
skates and rays Plesiotrygon iwamae Long-tailed River Stingray 19,50 42.99 Amazon River system Ecuador 3447_Plesiotrygon_iwamae_Long-tailed_River_Stingray0.jpeg
characins Prochilodus lineatus Curimbata 17,00 37.48 Rio Parana Argentina 3093_Curimbata_Prochilodus lineatus.jpg
skates and rays Potamotrygon constellata Thorny River Stingray 16,80 37.04 Amazon River system Ecuador 2812_Mark Jones_Thorny River Stingray_Potamotrygon constellata.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Acanthicus hystrix Black Devil Pleco 15,00 33.07 Amazon River Peru 2013_Ross Socolof_Black Devil Pleco_Acanthicus hystrix.jpg
skates and rays Potamotrygon schroederi Rosette River Stingray 15,00 33.07 Rio Pasiba Venezuela 2826_J. F. Helias_Rosette River Stingray_Potamotrygon schroederi.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Brachyplatystoma platynemum Slobbering Catfish 15,00 33.07 Orinoco River system Venezuela 2017_Slobbering Catfish_Brachyplatystoma platynemum.jpg
skates and rays Potamotrygon scobina Raspy River Stingray 15,00 33.07 Amazon River system, Rio Tocantins Brazil 3451_Potamotrygon_scobina_Raspy_River_Stingray0.jpeg
catfishes 10-50 kg Leiarius marmoratus Jundia 13,01 28.68 Rio Travessao Brazil 2043_Acute Angling_Jundia_Leiarius marmoratus.jpg
skates and rays Plesiotrygon nana ? 12,40 27.34 Amazon River Colombia 3193_Plesiotrygon nana.jpg
Perciformes over 10 kg Kronoheros umbriferus Turquoise Cichlid 12,00 26.46 unknown Colombia, Panama 2417_Turquoise Cichlid_Caquetaia umbrifera.jpg
Perciformes over 10 kg Cichla pinima Pinima Peacock 11,09 24.45 Castanhão Reservoir Brazil 3020_Pinima Peacock_Cichla pinima.jpg
characins Megaleporinus obtusidens Piapara 10,50 23.15 Santa Catarina state Brazil 1536_Piapara_Leporinus obtusidens.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Pterodoras granulosus Granulated Catfish 10,00 22.05 unknown Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina 3323_Pterodoras_granulosus_Granulated_Catfish0.jpeg
Perciformes up 10 kg Gobiomorus dormitor Bigmouth Sleeper 10,00 22.05 unknown Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Central America, Suriname, Brazil, USA 2458_Jose Manuel Lopez Pinto_Bigmouth Sleeper_Gobiomorus dormitor.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Cichla orinocensis Orinoco Peacock 10,00 22.05 Rio Negro, Rio Orinoco Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil 2999_FishQuest_Orinoco Peacock_Cichla orinocensis.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Platynematichthys notatus Coroata 10,00 22.05 Orinoco River system Venezuela 3332_Platynematichthys_notatus_Coroata0.jpeg
skates and rays Potamotrygon falkneri Largespot River Stingray 10,00 22.05 Parana River system, Amazon River system Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Peru 2836_Argentina Fishing Adventures_Largespot River Stingray_Potamotrygon falkneri.jpg
characins Brycon orbignyanus Pirapitá 10,00 22.05 Parana River system Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay 1499_Pirapitá_Brycon orbignyanus.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Acanthicus adonis Pearl Devil Pleco 10,00 22.05 Amazon River system Brazil 2083_Pearl Devil Pleco_Acanthicus adonis.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Pseudoplatystoma magdaleniatum Magdalena Shovelnose 10,00 22.05 Magdalena River system Colombia 3426_Pseudoplatystoma_magdaleniatum_Magdalena_Shovelnose0.jpeg
catfishes up 10 kg Oxydoras kneri Kner's Thorny Catfish 9,00 19.84 Parana River system Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia 2131_Kner's Thorny Catfish_Oxydoras kneri.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Cichla monoculus Popoca Peacock 9,00 19.84 Amazon River system French Guiana, Peru, Brazil, Colombia 2476_IGFA_Popoca Peacock_Cichla monoculus.jpg
knifefishes Sternopygus macrurus Longtail Knifefish 9,00 19.84 unknown French Guiana, Suriname, Argentina, Guyana, Venezuela, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Colombia, Peru 2752_Juan Guillermo Ospina Pabon_Longtail Knifefish_Sternopygus macrurus.jpg
characins Boulengerella cuvieri Bicuda 9,00 19.84 Rio Travessao Brazil 1516_Ms. Megan Harvey_Bicuda_Boulengerella cuvieri.jpg
herrings Pellona castelnaeana Amazon Pellona 9,00 19.84 Rio Caura Venezuela 228_Amazon Pellona_Pellona castelnaeana.jpg
bony tongues Osteoglossum bicirrhosum Aruana 9,00 19.84 Amazon River system Brazil 2691_Arawana_Osteoglossum bicirrhosum.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Percichthys trucha Creole Perch 9,00 19.84 Rio Parana Argentina 2482_Creole Perch_Percichthys trucha.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Cichla thyrorus Thyrorus Peacock 8,62 19.00 Rio Trombetas Brazil 3248_Thyrorus Peacock_Cichla thyrorus.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Cichla vazzoleri Vazzoleri Peacock 7,71 17.00 Rio Paratucu Brazil 3322_Cichla_vazzoleri_Vazzoleri_Peacock0.jpeg
bony tongues Osteoglossum ferreirai Black Arawana 7,00 15.43 Negro River system Brazil 2709_Black Arawana_Osteoglossum ferreirai.jpg
knifefishes Apteronotus magdalenensis Magdalena Knifefish 7,00 15.43 Rio Magdalena Colombia 2760_University of Antioquia_Magdalena Knifefish_Apteronotus magdalenensis.jpg
knifefishes Rhamphichthys rostratus Longnose Knifefish 7,00 15.43 unknown Brazil, Uruguay, French Guiana, Venezuela, Guyana, Argentina, Suriname 3443_Rhamphichthys_rostratus_Longnose_Knifefish0.jpeg
spiny eels Synbranchus marmoratus Marbled Swamp Eel 7,00 15.43 unknown South America, Central America 2738_Marbled Swamp Eel_Synbranchus marmoratus.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Plagioscion squamosissimus South American Silver Croaker 7,00 15.43 rivers of Guianas, São Francisco River system, Parana River system, Orinoco River system, Amazon River system Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, Argentina, Colombia, French Guiana, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia 2962_South American Silver Croaker_Plagioscion squamosissimus.jpg
characins Brycon falcatus Matrinchã 6,80 14.99 Uraima Falls, Rio Paragua Venezuela 1549_Matrinchã_Brycon falcatus.jpg
skates and rays Heliotrygon gomesi Gomes’s Round Ray 6,20 13.67 Amazon River system Colombia 3197_Mark Sabaj Pérez_Gomes’s Round Ray_Heliotrygon gomesi.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Cichla mirianae Mirianae Peacock 6,12 13.49 Rio Tapajós Brazil 3089_Mirianae Peacock_Cichla mirianae.jpg
skates and rays Potamotrygon magdalenae Magdalena River Stingray 6,10 13.45 Magdalena River system Colombia 3201_Mauricio Camargo_Magdalena River Stingray_Potamotrygon magdalenae.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Pseudacanthicus histrix ? 6,00 13.23 Amazon River system Brazil 2167_Pseudacanthicus histrix.jpg
herrings Pellona flavipinnis Yellowfin River Pellona 6,00 13.23 Parana River system, Orinoco River system, Amazon River system Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia 242_Yellowfin River Pellona_Pellona flavipinnis.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Sciades dowii Brown Sea Catfish 6,00 13.23 Pacific coast Costa Rica 3434_Sciades_dowii_Brown_Sea_Catfish0.jpeg
skates and rays Potamotrygon yepezi Maracaibo River Stingray 6,00 13.23 Rio Catatumbo Colombia 3205_Mauricio Camargo_Maracaibo River Stingray_Potamotrygon yepezi.jpg
characins Pygocentrus piraya San Francisco Piranha 5,90 13.01 São Francisco River system Brazil 1570_San Francisco Piranha_Pygocentrus piraya.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Cichla ocellaris Butterfly Peacock 5,71 12.59 Rio Chiguao Venezuela 2506_Butterfly Peacock_Cichla ocellaris.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Cichla intermedia Blackstriped Peacock 5,50 12.13 Orinoco River system Venezuela 2546_Blackstriped Peacock_Cichla intermedia.jpg
silversides Odontesthes bonariensis Argentinian Silverside 5,20 11.46 unknown Argentina 3290_Pejerrey_Odontesthes bonariensis.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Sorubim cuspicaudus Trans-Andean Shovelnose Catfish 5,00 11.02 Sinu River, Lake Maracaibo, Magdalena River system Venezuela, Colombia 2207_espaciodepesca.com_Trans-Andean Shovelnose Catfish_Sorubim cuspicaudus.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Panaque nigrolineatus Royal Panaque 5,00 11.02 Orinoco River system, Amazon River system Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil 2203_Benjamin Lee_Royal Panaque_Panaque nigrolineatus.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Rhamdia quelen South American Catfish 5,00 11.02 unknown Central America, South America 2199_South American Catfish_Rhamdia quelen.jpg
characins Serrasalmus rhombeus Black Piranha 5,00 11.02 Essequibo River Guyana 3520_Serrasalmus_rhombeus_Black_Piranha0.jpeg
catfishes up 10 kg Notarius bonillai New Granada Sea Catfish 5,00 11.02 Caribbean draining rivers Colombia 2227_Glenys Tordecilla-Petro_New Granada Sea Catfish_Notarius bonillai.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Lophiosilurus alexandri Broadmouth Catfish 5,00 11.02 São Francisco River system Brazil 2193_Broadmouth Catfish_Lophiosilurus alexandri.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Batrochoglanis acanthochiroides Bumblebee Catfish 5,00 11.02 Catatumbo River system Colombia, Venezuela 3427_Batrochoglanis_acanthochiroides_Bumblebee_Catfish0.jpeg
Perciformes up 10 kg Cichla piquiti Piquiti Peacock 4,99 11.00 Peixe Angical reservoir Brazil 3321_Cichla_piquiti_Piquiti_Peacock0.jpeg
characins Salminus affinis Colombian Dorado 4,99 11.00 Rio Nare Colombia 1574_Colombian Dorado_Salminus affinis.jpg
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