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Pygocentrus piraya

San Francisco Piranha

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

category: rod & reel record
weight: 3,00 kg ( 6 lb 10 oz )
length: ~ 45 cm ( ~ 18 inches )
locality: Rio São Francisco, Brazil
year: 2012
1570_San Francisco Piranha_Pygocentrus piraya.jpg
record caught by: Lúcio Mauro , 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 3,00 kg 6 lb 10 oz Rio São Francisco Brazil 2012
other methods 5,90 kg 13 lb 0 oz São Francisco River system Brazil unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel ~ 45 cm ~ 18 inches
other methods 60 cm 24 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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