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The world's largest freshwater fish is found in Cambodia's Mekong River

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Villagers along Cambodia's Mekong River pulled out the biggest freshwater fish ever recorded - so big, it took a dozen men just to haul it ashore. It's a giant stingray, weighing nearly 660 pounds and more than 13 feet across, snout to tail. Researchers even gave the ray a pet name, Full Moon, to honor its shape. The Mekong is challenged by pollution, but one biologist says this stingray is a hopeful sign. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.