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A Stingray The Size Of A Car Was Caught In Thailand

Largest freshwater fish ever?!

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The giant stingray was caught in Thailand's Mae Klong River last week for an upcoming episode of Ocean Mysteries. Jeff posted on Facebook that the stingray measured a whopping 4.3 metres (14ft) in length and over 2 metres (8ft) wide!

thanks to Dr Nantarika Chansue and http://t.co/kYESBrH2rT for this epic moment of science! A true team effort!

The animal is estimated to weigh 270 - 360 kgs (600 - 800 lbs).

To give you some perspective, that's bigger than a Mini Cooper, which is around 3.5 metres (12 ft) long and 1.5 metres (5 ft) wide!

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You could literally drape the stingwray over the car as a cover.

The stingray was caught for conservation research and was released without harm. An ultrasound also showed that she was pregnant.

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Yay, she's going to be a mum!

So will she take the title as the largest freshwater fish ever caught? The current record is held by a catfish caught in Thailand in 2005 that weighed in at a 293 kgs (646 lbs).

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We think mama stingray is in with a shot!

The full story on the capture of this giant stingray will be featured in a future episode of Ocean Mysteries on ABC.

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