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Electrophorus electricus

Electric Eel

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: ~ 20,00 kg ( ~ 44 lb )
length: ~ 200 cm ( ~ 79 inches )
locality: Camaiú River , Brazil
year: 2008
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record caught by: Johnny Jensen , courtesy of: aquariumphoto.dk

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Brazil / capital: Brasília / 8,514,877 sq km

Brazil

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel + 20,00 kg + 44 lb Amazon River system Brazil unknown
other methods 41,00 kg 90 lb 6 oz Aquarium of New York USA 193?

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel + 200 cm + 79 inches
other methods 280 cm 110 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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