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Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (LICHTENSTEIN, 1819) Piraíba

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It is the largest catfish of the Amazon with adults tipically measuring 2 to 2,50 mt long (6,6 to 8 ft) and largest ones measure up to 3 mt long (10 ft) and weight over 150 kgs. (330 pounds) Widely distributed throughout most of the Amazon and Orinoco river drainages plus other important fluvials systems in the Guianas and northern Brazil, found in a number of habitat types though rarely in smaller tributaries generally prefering deeper flowing channels through which it travels for considerable distances at certain times of the year. It has a incredible appetite and many people that live near its habitat says that the largest ones can eat a small human.
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Piraba Catfish Food Preference

The food preference of the Piraiba Catfish is that of legends. Larger Piraiba Catfish consume monkeys, birds, cats, dogs other catfish and even people. This is where this article takes a unique turn. We have called this fish a river monster because it has long been feared as feeding on people. Local fisherman claim that people go missing all the time in waters where the Piraiba Catfish are found. Until recently, there was little proof and more conjecture.
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