Arapaima gigas (Schinz)

Hui, Tan Heok, Peng, Kelvin Lim Kok, Huan, Liew Jia, Wei, Low Bi, Hing, Rayson Lim Bock, Beng, Jeffrey Kwik Teik & Yeo, Darren C. J., 2020, The non-native freshwater fishes of Singapore: an annotated compilation, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 68, pp. 150-195 : 155

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Arapaima gigas (Schinz)


Arapaima gigas (Schinz)

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References. fishing_vimal, 2017.

Distribution. Marina Reservoir (fishing_vimal, 2017).

Remarks. Sightings of Arapaima gigas ( Arapaimidae ) have been listed in forums (e.g., discussion/229269/arapaima-in-singapore); however, these were never substantiated with photographs or locations until recently from Marina Reservoir near the steps along Boat Quay (fishing_vimal, 2017). This species is available in the ornamental fish trade, although in limited quantity. This species grows to be one of the largest freshwater fish ( Luna, 2020), and it is unsurprising that larger individuals are discarded or released into artificial water bodies when they out-grow their tanks.

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