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Labeo macrostoma

Megamouth Labeo

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: other methods
weight: ~ 5,00 kg ( ~ 11 lb )
length: ~ 70 cm ( ~ 28 inches )
locality: Congo River , DR Congo
year: 2008
1310_Jean Papy_Megamouth Labeo_Labeo macrostoma.jpg
record caught by: unknown, courtesy of: Jean Papy

"other methods" world record caught in:
DR Congo / capital: Kinshasa / 2,344,858 sq km

DR Congo

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
other methods ~ 5,00 kg ~ 11 lb Congo River Congo , DR Congo unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
other methods 73 cm 29 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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