Friday, February 12, 2021 20:00 PM (GMT + 7)
The US state of Florida has been dealing with a variety of harmful invasive creatures such as the giant Burmese python, the Nile crocodile, the water guinea pig … and recently the appearance of the large freshwater sea monster. best of the world.
Dead monster drifting on a river in Florida, USA.
During a trip last week along the Caloosahatche Leah Getts River, a resident of Cape Coral, a city in southwest Florida, discovered the body of an Arapaima fish about 1.6 meters long, according to Orlando Weekly.
Arapaima is the largest freshwater monster in the world, living in the Amazon region in South America. This fish can grow 3 meters long and weigh 180kg.
“That fish is bigger than my 7 years old. I’ve never seen anything like that before. It is white with a pink tail, ”Ms. Getts told local media. “The fish died with its mouth wide open. I’ve never seen anything like that before. ”
After Mrs. Getts posted the photo on social network Facebook, many netizens in the US recognized it as Arapaima fish.
The Arapaima is the world’s largest freshwater predator.
John Cassani, an ecologist with Calusa Waterkeeper, said that the fish, although dead, is evidence that there may be many similar individuals living in Florida, potentially endangering the ecosystem. Thai.
“This ferocious predatory fish poses enormous risks to the ecosystem, far beyond its own value,” Cassani said. The Arapaima can survive on land for up to a day. The bubble fish portion changes so that it can absorb oxygen on land limitedly.
What’s worse is that this creature lays hundreds of thousands of eggs. Its life cycle is also very long, up to 20 years. Discovery Channel in the US used to call Arapaima fish “dinosaur fish” because this creature is almost unchanged from its ancestral fossils, recorded 23 million years ago.
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