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do you mean this guy? if so enter Arapaima gigas in the 'Suggest an ID' box. Where did you see this - while diving? Its amazing.

Posted by loarie almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Pirarucu - Photo (c) Thiago Santos, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
iris's ID: Pirarucu (Arapaima gigas)
Posted by iris almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Yes. Rio Quente (Hot River) is a resort where the river is naturally hot and where there are several lagoons with fishes, also pirarucu - a beautiful fish (very big).

Posted by iris almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Is there a kind of Jesus behind the fish??

Posted by naturalist almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Yes, it's a statue of Jesus at the bottom of the lake. It's been placed there as a turists attraction kind of thing.

Posted by iris almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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I was about to confirm the identification, having in mind that this is a monotypic genus, but luckily looked around to find that the genus has been revised and now comprises 4 species:
www.inaturalist.org/taxa/86590-Arapaima
http://dx.doi.org/10.1643/CI-12-013
http://dx.doi.org/10.1643/CI-12-017
www.fishbase.org/summary/FamilySummary.php?ID=628

Posted by jakob 5 months ago (Flag)
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Hi Iris, May I have permission to use this photo in an educational fact sheet published by University of Florida? Please email me: rgharvey@ufl.edu

Posted by rebecca3373 3 days ago (Flag)
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iris's ID: Pirarucu (Arapaima gigas)
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