Hydrocynus Goliath Tigerfish, a 'Giant Piranha'

the Goliath tigerfish

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Hydrocynus goliath is also referred to as the Goliath tigerfish. It is a predator with large teeth which is found in Africa. It is part of the genus Hydrocynus. It is considered to be a tigerfish.

Collected from: the Goliath tigerfish

Stand back, he bites: British fisherman grapples with ferocious 'giant piranha'... which has been known to eat CROCODILES

British angler Jeremy Wade looks understandably anxious as he grapples with this ferocious-looking 'giant piranha'.

Commenting on the goliath tigerfish, Wade said: 'This fish is no tench. It is, for all intents and purposes, a giant piranha. It is quite a beast.

Collected from: 'giant piranha'

Evolution of Aquatic Biota: Tigerfishes and others - FPDCotteri

spects of fieldwork in the Bas Congo river were filmed for 
National Geographic documentary, which highlights the Goliath Tigerfish, Hydrocynus goliath. This documentary also highlights the unique hydrology and remarkable fish fauna of the Bas Congo. See recent studies by Markert et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:149, and results of velocity mapping that reveal the unique bathymetry and hydrodynamics of the 150m deep channel of the Bulu reach of the Bas Congo (Jackson et al. 2009) and video