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Giant Salmon is a mystery fish of Lake Hanas, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. Red fish similar to the taimen but five times as large. Length, up to 33 feet. Head, 3 feet across. Spiny dorsal rays. Tail fins. Causes huge waves. Said to feed on cattle and sheep.

Significant sightingsEdit

Biologist Xiang Lihao and his students visited the lake in July 1985 and photographed a school of some sixty of these fishes. However, the photos have apparently never been published.

Three 13-foot specimens were reported by fishermen in July 1988.

Possible explanationEdit

  • Enormous species of Taimen (Hucho taimen), a large, freshwater salmon that resembles a pike or muskellunge and normally only grows to 6 feet long.

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