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Anguilla megastoma

Polynesian Longfin Eel

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: sighted
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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