10 Most Dangerous Fishes in the world

Fishes are the aquatic animals but there are also several kinds of horrific killer fish that prowl the earth’s fresh water. Some people have different kind of fears. This article is to warn all people who get scared from water because if you are afraid of water or have any related phobia then this is going to be hell for you. Scroll down for a list of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Fishes in the World.

10. Goonch Fish

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Goonch Fish is a member of catfish generally found in Kali River which runs between India and Nepal. It grows up to 7 feet and weight about 300 pounds. According to Hindu tradition we dropped the ash of corpses after being burnt and this led the fishes to develop a taste for human beings. In 1998, a young boy was pulled under water in front of his friend and after that none of his remains were ever found.

9. Great Barracuda

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Great Barracuda usually found in warm water in the Caribbean, Western Atlantic, Brazil, Fiji, Bermuda and Indian Ocean. It is 6 feet in length and around 80 pounds in weight. An adult usually attacks in the group. Great Barracuda eats any small fish and it can attack humans also. To avoid attacks you should stay away from areas with low visibility and mangrove regions.

8. Piraiba Catfish

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Piraiba Catfish is a giant blackish blue found in river of Amazon. Piraiba can weigh up to 250 kg and up to 9 feet in length. It is the largest catfish found in the amazon. It is a real hunter with its speed and sharp pointed teeth which provide it a grip to hold its prey.

7. Viper Fish

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Viper Fish is a highly dreaded fish in the class of aquatic creatures. They grow up to 24 inches in length. It can stay near depth of up to 5000 feet. They vary in color between green, silver and black. Viper Fish can live up to 40 years in the wild. A few cases of attacks are reported in the mid depth of the Atlantic Basin.

6. Wels Catfish

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Wels Catfish are found in lakes of Germany and in river of Russia with the amazing length of 13 feet and weight 400 pounds. It has a very long fin that is used to capture its prey. The fish is not meant for human food. Recently, a German swimmer was bitten badly and a catfish was found with entire human body in its stomach.

5. Freshwater Stingray

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Stingray is also known as cousins of sharks. The world’s largest Freshwater Stingray is 16 feet in length with a weight of up to 2000 pounds. They have pectoral fins which extend to both the sides and help them to easily move underwater. It has a groove filled with tissues producing venom and there are few ray fish without stings.

4. Alligator Gar

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Alligator Gar is an ancient fish that looks same as the crocodile with its fang studded mouth. Alligator Gar is a brown color fish and found in North America and Mexico. They have a diamond shaped scales all over the body. They can grow up to 10 feet in length and 100 kg in weight. Usually they do not attack humans but they can bite in self-defense.

3. Piranha

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Piranha is fresh water living fish found in South America and some part of the Brazilian rivers. They can grow up to 50 cm and 2 pounds in weight. They can eat almost everything including insects, birds, amphibians, lizards and dead meats. They are the perfect killing machine. It is famous for its biting power as it can bite up to 30 times greater than its own weight.

2. Electric Eel

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Electric Eel is a great predator normally found on Amazon. This fish is capable of killing a human directly by releasing a 600 volt electric current. They can grow up to 8 feet and 50 pounds. They use electric current to hunt its prey and also to defend themselves from predators. However, Electric Eel can be handled easily by wearing rubber gloves.

1. Bull Shark

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Bull Shark is the most dangerous fish on earth. Bull Shark is mostly found in warm fresh water regions. They are 12 feet in length weighing over 650 pounds. Bull Shark is the most aggressive shark having the highest testosterone level of any animal. They have the most powerful biting power as compared to any other species.

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Varun Kumar

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