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ar·a·pai·ma

 (ăr′ə-pī′mə)
n.
A large South American freshwater food fish (Arapaima gigas) that can attain a length of up to 3 meters (10 feet). Also called pirarucu.

[American Spanish or Portuguese, both probably of Tupian origin.]

arapaima

(ˌærəˈpaɪmə)
n
(Animals) a very large primitive freshwater teleost fish, Arapaima gigas, that occurs in tropical South America and can attain a length of 4.5 m (15 ft) and a weight of 200 kg (440 lbs): family Osteoglossidae
[via Portuguese from Tupi]
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Arapaima
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DEVELOPMENT OF A PCR ASSAY FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE PARASITE DAWESTREMA (TREMATODA: MONOGENEA) IN ARAPAIMA GIGAS FISH
Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822) (Osteichthyes: Arapaimidae) is the world's largest scale fish, may reach 3 m length, presents wide geographical distribution in the Amazonian region and occurs in the floodplain of the rivers Araguaia-Tocantins, Solimoes-Amazonas and their effluents, Amazonas river in the Peruvian Andes, tributaries of the river systems Essequibo and Rupununi the Guiana (Imbiriba, 2001).
Criacao de Arapaima gigas (Teleostei osteoglossidae) em estufa e sistema fechado de circulacao de agua, no estado de Sao Paulo.
Some of the aquatic creatures at the exhibition were multi-coloured Parrotfish, the mud crab, the Red Pacu, the Arapaima gigas fish, the catfish, the Mickey Mouse platy fish and the lobster.
Para estudiar las caracteristicas anatomicas de su sistema circulatorio, fueron utilizados 10 ejemplares de Arapaima gigas, con un longitud total media de 74 cm, provenientes de lagos del rio Araguaia, Sao Miguel do Araguaia, Goias, Brasil.
PARASITES IN Arapaima gigas FROM THE PERUVIAN AMAZON BY AGE GROUP
So far, he has only found one specimen of Arapaima gigas.
ANATOMICAL BEHAVIOUR OF THE COELIACOMESENTERIC ARTERY IN PIRARUCU Arapaima gigas CUVIER, 1817 (OSTEOGLOSSIFORME, ARAPAIMIDAE).
HIGH INFECTION OF Nilonema Senticosum IN MATURE Arapaima Gigas CULTIVATED IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON