Question: What Is The Largest Freshwater Fish In The World?

Which is the largest fish in the world?

The largest living cartilaginous fish, of the order Orectolobiformes, is the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), of the world’s tropical oceans. It is also the largest living animal that is not a cetacean and, like the largest whales, it is a docile creature that filter-feeds on tiny plankton.

What is the largest freshwater fish in Asia?

Southeast Asia’s Mekong River is home to many of the world’s largest freshwater fish, including the critically endangered giant Siamese carp, which can grow to over 600 pounds.

Is there a fish bigger than Megalodon?

Modern estimates put it at 50 to 75 feet long (16 to 22 metres), making it the biggest fish ever – bigger than the Whale Shark or the Megalodon ! Leedsichthys was not a shark, but a kind of bony fish. It had bones, like most other fish. Sharks have cartilage instead.