Giant Amazon Fish Discovered In Brazil, First Arapaima Species Found In 160 Years [PHOTOS]

October 14, 2013 10:56 PM

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Giant Amazon Fish Discovered In Brazil, First Arapaima Species Found In 160 Years [PHOTOS]

A new species of a giant Amazonian fish has been discovered in Brazil, according to scientists from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

The fish is an arapaima, an air-breathing fish native to the Amazon Rainforest rivers in Brazil that is typically 6 to 7 feet long. The new discovery marks the first arapaima species to be discovered since 1847, National Geographic reports.

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