Catfish, redtail (pirarara) (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)

(Bloch & Schneider, 1801); PIMELODIDAE FAMILY; also called bigoril, pirarara, guacamayo, pez torre, peixe-arara
The pirarara or redtail catfish is one of the most colorful of the large catfishes found in the Amazon and Orinoco basins. In its natural habitat, the redtail catfish is found in larger rivers, streams and lakes. During high water, it ventures into the flooded forests.
The pirarara is a very distinctive species. The brownish back, yellow sides and red-orange dorsal and caudal fins make this catfish very recognizable. Three pairs of barbels are present, one pair on the upper a... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
56.00 kg (123 lb 7 oz)
Rio Amazonas, Amazonas, Brazil
03-Apr-2010
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
6.00 kg (13 lb 3 oz)
Rio Amazonas, Amazonas, Brazil
07-Nov-2009
M-02 kg (4 lb)
13.00 kg (28 lb 10 oz)
Parana de Eva, Rio Amazonas, Brazil
01-Nov-2009
M-03 kg (6 lb)
22.75 kg (50 lb 2 oz)
Parana da Eva, Amazonas, Brazil
30-May-2013
M-04 kg (8 lb)
27.50 kg (60 lb 10 oz)
Solimoes River, Amazonas, Brazil
12-Jun-2008
M-06 kg (12 lb)
42.60 kg (93 lb 15 oz)
Amazon River, Amazon State, Brazil
05-Sep-2007
M-08 kg (16 lb)
47.50 kg (104 lb 11 oz)
Rio Amazonas, Amazonas, Brazil
22-Jan-2010
M-10 kg (20 lb)
55.99 kg (123 lb 7 oz)
Rio Amazonas, Amazonas, Brazil
03-Apr-2010
M-15 kg (30 lb)
55.00 kg (121 lb 4 oz)
Rio Amazonas, Amazonas, Brazil
28-Dec-2008
M-24 kg (50 lb)
51.50 kg (113 lb 8 oz)
Rio Amazonas, Amazonas, Brazil
06-Feb-2010
M-37 kg (80 lb)
51.51 kg (113 lb 9 oz)
Rio Amazonas, Amazonas, Brazil
06-Oct-2007
M-60 kg (130 lb)
52.50 kg (115 lb 11 oz)
Rio Amazonas, Amazonas, Brazil
03-May-2010
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-06 kg (12 lb)
11.77 kg (25 lb 15 oz)
Rio Jatapu Amazonas, Brazil
20-Nov-2017
W-08 kg (16 lb)
5.87 kg (12 lb 15 oz)
Rio Jatapu Amazonas, Brazil
18-Nov-2017
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
7.80 kg (17 lb 3 oz)
Theerasart, Thailand
04-Sep-2010
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
13.18 kg (29 lb 0 oz)
Theerasart, Thailand
05-Sep-2010
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
23.74 kg (52 lb 5 oz)
Ratchaburi Lake, Thailand
09-Nov-2011
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
22.16 kg (48 lb 13 oz)
Theerasart, Thailand
23-Jul-2009
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
21.55 kg (47 lb 8 oz)
Theerasart, Thailand
26-Jul-2009
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
23.43 kg (51 lb 10 oz)
Theerasart, Thailand
24-Sep-2008
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
23.75 kg (52 lb 5 oz)
Theerasart, Thailand
28-May-2011
F-Smallfry
22.26 kg (49 lb 1 oz)
Ratchaburi Lake, Thailand
31-Jul-2013
M-Junior
26.08 kg (57 lb 8 oz)
Kabalebo River, Suriname
31-Dec-2007
M-Smallfry
21.11 kg (46 lb 8 oz)
Ratchaburi Lake, Thailand
31-Jul-2013

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