Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 3rd June 2014
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm
Also caught 2 goldeye, one very large.
Arapaima, Arapaima gigas
Freshwater fish in fish market near Rio Amazonas
The four fish to the left. This ID does not include the fish to the right.
Caught in the Badi River at bridge on road from Conakry to Kindia near the village of Kolibaya.
park with a lake in Nauta
Asian arowana. Seen in a fresh water pond in a public park. Lots of koi there but this fellow really stood out. Sorry about the bad pics only had an iphone. It was much more recognizable in person without all the glare. Not sure on the variety as there seam to be a few types of Asian arowana. probably a dumped pet.
Osteoglossiformes (Gk. "bony tongues") is a relatively primitive order of ray-finned fish that contains two sub-orders, the Osteoglossoidei and the Notopteroidei. All of the living species inhabit freshwater. They are found in South America, Africa, Australia and southern Asia, having first evolved in Gondwana before that continent broke up.