Boeun shared that fishermen from his cooperative once encountered a fever, or group, of more than 10 stingrays at the Anlong Kainkonsat with each weighing from 30-40kg, although he admitted never having seen one that weighed anywhere near 300kg like Boramy.
He said there are two types of giant stingrays, distinguished by black and red tinges, which the community has dubbed “buffalo stingrays” and “cattle stingrays”, respectively.
Nonetheless, scientists have yet to determine how many subspecies of giant freshwater stingray there actually are, although most are familiar with the “buffalo” type, which prefers to live in deep pools with clean environments, according to Som Vichet, director of Stung Treng FiA Cantonment.
“Due to the biology of freshwater stingrays, they do not appear on the surface of the water and allow tourists to see them like dolphins do.
“So the areas where they live are not going to be much in the way of…