Listen, I don’t have anything against piranhas. They’ve never bothered me none. But a whole lot of other creatures in the Amazon have every right to fear them–except for the arapaima. This beast grows to 10 feet long and is covered with armored scales, making it an apex predator of incredible proportions. Check out this week’s episode of Absurd Creatures to learn more!

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