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Osteoglossum bicirrhosum

Arawana, Aruana

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 5,43 kg ( 12 lb 0 oz )
length: ~ 90 cm ( ~ 35 inches )
locality: Rio Tumbira , Brazil
year: 2008
2691_Arawana_Osteoglossum bicirrhosum.jpg
record caught by: Jorge Masullo de Aguiar , courtesy of: -

"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 * 6,58 kg 14 lb 8 oz Rio Preto da Eva Brazil 2009
other methods + 9,00 kg + 20 lb Amazon River system Brazil unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 96 cm 38 inches
other methods 120 cm 47 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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verified by the IGFA