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Sternopygus macrurus

Longtail Knifefish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

category: other methods record
weight: ~ 3,00 kg ( ~ 7 lb )
length: ~ 70 cm ( ~ 28 inches )
locality: Rio Cauca, Colombia
year: 2007
2752_Juan Guillermo Ospina Pabon_Longtail Knifefish_Sternopygus macrurus.jpg
record caught by: unknown, courtesy of: Juan Guillermo Ospina Pabon

"other methods" world record caught in:

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RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
other methods ~ 9,00 kg ~ 20 lb unknown Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
other methods 141 cm 56 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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