Goliath Tigerfish Hydrocynus goliath

Goliath Tigerfish
Goliath Tigerfish
Tigerfish, large fish with exposed sharp teeth, are sometimes referred to as Africa's Piranhas. The Goliath Tigerfish is native to the Congo river basin system and to Lake Tanganyika.
Goliath Tigerfish
Goliath Tigerfish
It can reach 1.5 metres long (70kg weight). It is a ferocious hunter that circles its prey before it kills and is said to attack humans and crocodiles. (The slightly smaller - 1 metre long - and more stripey African Tigerfish, H. vittatus, is known to hunt in packs to kill large prey and to leap out of the water to take low-flying birds.)