Silver Arawana at Sungei Buloh ©Tan KH
Matema = Lake Malawi in Tanzania
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.
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.