In the Kintambo Rapids of the Congo River, on the Brazzaville side, during the dry season, when the rapids are readily accessible by fishermen looking for this fish (mbessé, in the local language).
Likouala-Mossaka River at Etoumbi, Cuvette-Ouest.
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
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.