Giant freshwater stingray or Ray Rahu.

The giant freshwater stingray is one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world, with reports from the Chao Phraya and Mekong Rivers of individuals weighing 500-600 kg (1,100-1,300 lbs).The giant freshwater stingray has a relatively thin, more or less oval-shaped pectoral fin disk and minute eyes.The snout is very broad with a projecting triangular tip.The whip-like tail measures 1.8-2.5 times the length of the disk and lacks fin folds. The serrated spine on the tail is the largest of any stingray, reaching 38 cm (15 in) long. It is covered with a sheath of toxic mucus and is capable of piercing bone.

The upper surface of the body and tail are covered with small, rough tubercles, becoming sharp on the tail beyond the spine. The back is uniform brown to gray in color, sometimes becoming lighter towards the margins. The underside is white, with a distinctive broad, black band edged with small spots around the margins of the pectoral and pelvic fins. The tail is black past the spine. This species reaches at least 4.6 meters (15 ft) long and 1.9 meters (6.2 ft) across.It prefers a sandy habitat.where it occurs in the Chao Phraya, Nan, Mekong, Bongpakong, Tachin and Tapi Rivers

But It so sadly because Its numbers are dwindling due to overfishing and habitat loss, and some local populations are in danger of going extinct.

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