The heaviest flounder ever caught was 22 pounds, 7 ounces, landed in Montauk, N.Y., on Sept 15, 1975, by Charles Nappi. The species was a summer flounder, Platichthys flesus. This type of flounder ranges from South Carolina to Maine in the western Atlantic.Know More
In August 2014, a fisher in New Jersey caught a flounder weighing 15 pounds, 3 ounces. Nine-year-old Ethan Wagner caught a state record 10.16-pound flounder in Galveston, Texas, in 2009.
The International Game Fish Association keeps official records of the largest fish ever caught, including 15 different species of flounder. Hundreds of game fish species are recorded in the IGFA's database.Learn more about Fish
The freshwater flounder, Trinectes maculatus, is more commonly known as the hogchoker. It is native to the Atlantic coast of the United States. Contrary to its nickname, the freshwater flounder lives in brackish water, as it requires salt.Full Answer >
The largest piranha is the San Francisco piranha, which can be over 13 inches long and weigh up to 7 pounds. This piranha lives in the San Francisco River basin in Brazil, along with the red-bellied piranha, which can be 11 to 13 inches long and weigh 7 ¾ pounds.Full Answer >
The whale shark is the largest fish in the oceans. The largest whale shark measured 40 feet in length, and scientists believe they can get even larger. A typical whale shark weighs close to 20 tons and has a length between 18 to 32 feet.Full Answer >
The largest fin on a perch is the leading dorsal fin. It's located on the back of the fish, before the second soft-rayed dorsal fin.Full Answer >