Giant salmon carp
|Giant salmon carp|
Aptosyax grypus [orth. err.]
The giant salmon carp (Aaptosyax grypus), also termed the Mekong giant salmon carp is a species of freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family, and the single species in the monotypic genus Aaptosyax. It is endemic to the middle reaches of the Mekong River in northern Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Its population is much reduced (>90%) as a result of overfishing and habitat degradation, and it is now considered Critically Endangered.
This fish can reach a length of 130 centimetres (51 in) and weight of 30 kilograms (66 lb).
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