The Top 5 Largest Freshwater Fish

  Fish Scientific Name Maximum Length Maximum Weight
1 Wels catfish Silurus glanis 500 cm 306.0 kg
2 Arapaima Arapaima gigas 459 cm 200.0 kg
3 Soldatov's catfish Silurus soldatovi 400 cm 40 kg
4 Kumakuma Brachyplatystoma filamentosum 360 cm 200 kg
5 Alligator gar Atractosteus spatula 306 cm 137 kg
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Sources: (found in World Records).

List Notes: Data is the top 5 largest freshwater fish in the world ranked according to maximum length. List includes freshwater and saltwater fish. List is largest known fish or estimates of how large they may grow to be based on scientific data. The average size of the fish listed here in length and weight would be smaller.
Largest Freshwater Fish

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