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 [endemism|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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