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Monster catfish spotted in Italy

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This is a wels catfish (Silurus glanis),
weighs 127 kg and heavier than a giant panda, a large species found in the freshwater rivers and lakes of Europe,
from up in the United Kingdom, all the way east in Kazakhstan, and then
in Greece right down south.

After the beluga sturgeon,
it’s the largest known species of freshwater fish, thought to grow up
to 4 metres long and a whopping 400 kg (800 pounds). That’s equivalent
to four baby elephants
This one, caught by the Ferrari brothers, is estimated to weigh around 127 kg (280 pounds), and Dino told Nick Squires at The Telegraph
that it’s probably about 30 years old. What’s sad about the catch is
these fish can live to the age of 50, which means it probably had a
whole lot more growing to do. 

“They
don’t range over very large distances, they tend to live in the same
stretch of river, moving just a few kilometres either way. They eat all
types of fish,” Dino told The Telegraph.
“To catch them you need a lot of patience but also physical strength.
We fought for 40 minutes to reel it in. We tired it out and then lifted
it out of the water.”

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Source: The Telegraph

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