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Anguilla megastoma

Polynesian Longfin Eel

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

category: sighted record
weight: ~ 12,00 kg ( ~ 27 lb )
length: ~ 150 cm ( ~ 59 inches )
locality: creek, French Polynesia
year: 2009
190_Bernhard Höller_Polynesian Longfin Eel_Anguilla megastoma.jpg
record caught by: unknown, courtesy of: Bernhard Höller

"other methods" world record caught in:

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RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
other methods 22,19 kg 48 lb 15 oz New Guinea, Polynesia, Sulawesi French Polynesia, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
other methods ~ 180 cm ~ 71 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
no documented record

explanation:

rod & reel:
sport fishing record with rod & reel
other methods:
records by other methods (net, hand line, spear, bow fishing etc.)
rod & reel?:
unclear if the fish was caught with rod & reel
questionable:
records based on anecdotal reports, verification not possible
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