World’s largest freshwater fish found in Mekong, scientists say 科學家稱在湄公河發現世界上最大淡水魚

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World’s largest freshwater fish found in Mekong, scientists say 科學家稱在湄公河發現世界上最大淡水魚

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This is the world’s largest freshwater fish ever documented.

這是有記錄以來,世界上最大的淡水魚。

The 300kg stingray was caught in Cambodia’s Mekong river.

這條重達300公斤的黃貂魚是在柬埔寨的湄公河中被捕獲的。

The previous record-holder was a Mekong giant catfish weighing 293kg, caught in Thailand in 2005.

此前的紀錄保持者是一條重達293公斤的湄公河巨型鯰魚,這條魚是2005年在泰國被捕獲的。

There is no official database for such a find.

目前沒有記錄世界上最大淡水魚的官方數據庫。

But scientists are excited by the discovery, saying it offers hope at a time when overfishing, dams and pollution are a threat.

但科學家們對這次湄公河中發現的巨大黃貂魚興奮不已,他們表示,當下,過度捕撈、築壩和污染對河流生態環境構成了威脅,這個發現帶來了希望。

The stingray was fitted with an acoustic tag to track its future movements.

科學家在黃貂魚身上安裝了一個聲學標籤,跟蹤它未來的活動。

It was then released back into the river.

這條黃貂魚之後被放歸河裡。