Jeremy Wade stingray fishing in Thailand at the Maeklong River...

Monster Fishing in Bangkok in Thailand...

Fishing for Arapaima in Thailand at IT Lake Monsters...

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Monster 190 kg+ Giant stingray caught from the Maeklong River in Thailand...

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180 kg Giant freshwater stingray caught from the Maeklong River...

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190 kg Giant Freshwater Stingray caught by River Monsters Jeremy Wade in Thailand...

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140 kg Monster Arapaima or Pirarucu caught from Bungsamran Lake in Bangkok...

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National Geographic explorer Zeb Hogan with a monster Arapaima caught in Thailand...

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190-200 kg Giant freshwater stingray caught at Ban Pakong River in Thailand...

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Zeb Hogan National Geographic with 265 kg world record Giant freshwater stingray...

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Anglers Mail's Ian Welch with an Arapaima estimated at 140 kg / 308 lb...

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Giant Freshwater Stingray, 220 kg / 484 lb... Possible World Record Fish!!

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Arapaima Gigas, 100 kg / 220 lb... Personal Best Worldwide Fish!!

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Giant Freshwater Stingray, 160 kg / 352 lb... Personal Best Worldwide Fish!!

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Catfish, Vulture Fish Species in Thailand

Catfish, Vulture (Calophysus macropterus)


The Vulture Catfish is a predatory and scavenging catfish species from South America which is found in the Orinoco and Amazon basins.

The Vulture Catfish is a highly adaptable species which is commonly found in shallow waters of the Amazon near human populated areas where it scavenges food amongst human offal.

The Vulture Catfish has an elongated body covered in a spotted coloration and a broad head with large eyes, as with many catfish the Vulture Catfish has maxillary barbels which it uses to actively seek out prey items in the murky waters it inhabits.

The Vulture Catfish is true scavenger in addition to being a vicious predator which in its native waters is renowned for attacking wounded fish or fish that are hooked or netted. This ability has given the name bagre matchete (machete catfish) in Venezuela and Colombia. They are so vicious in their attacks that they sometimes stay attached even when their prey is removed from the water.

Vulture Catfish have now been imported into Palm Tree Lagoon and several other of Thailands fishing lakes and ponds offering anglers the chance to now fish for them in Thailand.

Catfish, Vulture

 

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