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Arapaima, Largest Fish in the Amazon River Basin Going Extinct

The largest fish in the Amazon River basin is going extinct in some areas, according to a new study. The arapaima measures 10 feet (3 meters) long and weighs more than 400 pounds (180 kilograms) and with their ability to breathe air, it makes them that much easier to catch. Commonly known as pirarucu, arapaima (Arapaima gigas) are the largest freshwater fish in South America. They’re unique...