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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Alestidae African tetras

Genus: Hydrocynus

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Dubosc, J.

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

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Hydrocynus brevis
[Tiger-fish]

Photo by Panfili, J.

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

Photo by Panfili, J.
 
Hydrocynus forskahlii
[Elongate tigerfish]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 133 cm FL
Hydrocynus goliath Boulenger, 1898

Photo by FAO
 
Hydrocynus goliath
[Giant tigerfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 54 cm SL

 
Hydrocynus somonorum
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 24.7 cm SL

 
Hydrocynus tanzaniae
[]

Photo by de Vos, L.

West-Africa
Max. Length 105 cm FL
Hydrocynus vittatus Castelnau, 1861

Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Hydrocynus vittatus
[Tiger fish]
6 Species of Family Alestidae with Genus Hydrocynus
(African tetras)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1864 Hydrocynus brevis Tiger-fish Africa 86 TL
1819 Hydrocynus forskahlii Elongate tigerfish Africa 78 SL
1898 Hydrocynus goliath Giant tigerfish Africa 133 FL
1954 Hydrocynus somonorum Africa 54 SL
1986 Hydrocynus tanzaniae Africa 24.7 SL
1861 Hydrocynus vittatus Tiger fish West-Africa 105 FL



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