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Arapaima gigas (Pirarucu; Giant arapaima; Arapaima)

Synonyms: Arapaema gigas; Sudis gigas; Vastres agassizii; Vastres arapaima; Vastres cuvieri; Vastres mapae
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Wikipedia Abstract

The arapaima, pirarucu, or paiche (Arapaima gigas) is a South American tropical freshwater fish. It is one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world.
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Attributes

Diet [1]  Carnivore
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve State Sustainable Development Reserve VI 3260792 Amazonas, Brazil  
Reserva de la Biosfera de Yasuni Biosphere Reserve 4156313 Ecuador  

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Caballerotrema arapaimense <Unverified Name>[2]
Caballerotrema brasiliense <Unverified Name>[2]
Caballerotrema piscicola <Unverified Name>[2]
Camallanus tridentatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Dawestrema cycloancistrioides <Unverified Name>[2]
Dawestrema cycloancistrium <Unverified Name>[2]
Dawestrema punctatum <Unverified Name>[2]
Gnathostoma gracile <Unverified Name>[2]
Goezia spinulosa <Unverified Name>[2]
Himasthla piscicola <Unverified Name>[2]
Nesolecithus janickii[2]
Nilonema senticosa <Unverified Name>[2]
Philometra senticosa <Unverified Name>[2]
Polyacanthorhynchus macrorhynchus[2]
Polyacanthorhynchus rhopalorhynchus[2]
Porrocaecum draschei <Unverified Name>[2]
Rumai rumai <Unverified Name>[2]
Schizochoerus liguloideus <Unverified Name>[2]
Terranova serrata <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Artis Zoo
Dallas World Aquarium
Denver Zoological Gardens
Faunia (Parque Biologico De Madrid,SA)
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Newport Aquarium
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Randers Regnskov
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Tennessee Aquarium
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Universeum Science Center
Wildlife World Zoo
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Taiping & Night Safari

Distribution

South America: Amazon River basin. International trade restricted (<b>CITES</b> II, since 1.7.75). The active fishing of this fish has reduced both the population size, and occurrence of large individuals, especially around the populated regions of the Amazon (Ref. 50891).;

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011