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Scaphirhynchus platorynchus

Shovelnose Sturgeon

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: other methods
weight: + 7,00 kg ( + 15 lb )
length: + 100 cm ( + 39 inches )
locality: Yellowstone River , USA
year: 200?
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record caught by: Dave Erdahl , courtesy of: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
USA / capital: Washington / 9,826,675 sq km

USA

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 6,58 kg 14 lb 8 oz Wabash River USA 1999
other methods 8,17 kg 18 lb 0 oz Mississippi-Missouri-River system USA unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 104 cm 41 inches
other methods 108 cm 43 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 43 years
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