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Car-Size Stingray May Be World’s Largest Freshwater Fish

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Whoa, 8 feet by 14 feet ?!

Nantarika Chansue, a veterinarian and professor at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, helped catch and measure what she calls the “big one.” The ray (Himantura polylepis or H. chaophraya) was 7.9 feet (2.4 meters) across and 14 feet (4.3 meters) long and weighed an estimated 700 to 800 pounds (318 to 363 kilograms), she said via e-mail.

So wait, are rays considered to be fish?

Stingrays are a group of rays, which are cartilaginous fish related to sharks.

So... sharks are fish too?

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