Hydrocynus goliath Boulenger, 1898
Giant tigerfish
Hydrocynus goliath
photo by FAO

Family:  Alestidae (African tetras)
Max. size:  133 cm FL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 50 kg
Environment:  pelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 25
Distribution:  Africa: Congo River basin, from the marine lower Congo (Ref. 51114) up to the upper Lualaba (Ref. 2970), in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of Congo. Also reported from Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 4967).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits lakes and large rivers (Ref. 4967).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 02.12.93
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.02.19
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 12.08.94

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