Dourado

The Dourado (Salminus maxillosus) is a large river fish in South America. Despite having Salminus in its name, the Dourado is not related to any species of salmon, nor to the saltwater fish also called Dourado. Dourados have large heads, with powerful jaws that are filled with sharp teeth. They average about 1 m long, and are golden colored. The average size  is about 15 kg pounds, but the largest recorded size is 30 kg. Dourados live in the warm waters of the Pantanal and Amazon.