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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Alestidae African tetras

Genus: Hydrocynus

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Photo by Dubosc, J.

Max. Length 86 cm TL
Hydrocynus brevis (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
Hydrocynus brevis

Photo by Nightingale, A.

Max. Length 78 cm SL
Hydrocynus forskahlii (Cuvier, 1819)

Photo by Nightingale, A.
Hydrocynus forskahlii
[Elongate tigerfish]

Photo by FAO

Max. Length 133 cm FL
Hydrocynus goliath (Boulenger, 1898)

Photo by FAO
Hydrocynus goliath
[Giant tigerfish]
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Max. Length 24.7 cm SL

Hydrocynus tanzaniae
[Tanzanian tigerfish]

Photo by de Vos, L.

Max. Length 105 cm FL
Hydrocynus vittatus Castelnau, 1861

Photo by de Vos, L.
Hydrocynus vittatus
[Tiger fish]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hydrocynus brevis Tiger-fish Africa 86 TL 1864
Hydrocynus forskahlii Elongate tigerfish Africa 78 SL 1819
Hydrocynus goliath Giant tigerfish Africa 133 FL 1898
Hydrocynus tanzaniae Tanzanian tigerfish Africa 24.7 SL 1986
Hydrocynus vittatus Tiger fish West-Africa 105 FL 1861

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