Goliath Tigerfish Animal Pictures

Hydrocynus goliath

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The goliath tigerfish (Hydrocynus goliath) is a very large African predatory freshwater fish of the family Alestidae. It is found in the Congo River Basin and Lake Tanganyika.

The goliath tigerfish (Hydrocynus goliath) is a very large African predatory freshwater fish of the family Alestidae. It is found in the Congo River Basin and Lake Tanganyika.
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The goliath tigerfish (Hydrocynus goliath) is a very large African predatory freshwater fish of the family Alestidae. It is found in the Congo River Basin and Lake Tanganyika.

Hydrocynus goliath, the Goliath tigerfish, close up photo showing its large sharp teeth while swimming on a aquarium.

Hydrocynus goliath, the Goliath tigerfish, close up photo showing its large sharp teeth while swimming on a aquarium.
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Hydrocynus goliath, the Goliath tigerfish, close up photo showing its large sharp teeth while swimming on a aquarium.

Goliath Tigerfish (Hydrocynus goliath) caught in Congo on the Congo river. Fully grown Goliath tigerfish are four to five feet long and weigh 90 to 100 pounds.

Goliath Tigerfish (Hydrocynus goliath) caught in Congo on the Congo river. Fully grown Goliath tigerfish are four to five feet long and weigh 90 to 100 pounds.
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Goliath Tigerfish (Hydrocynus goliath) caught in Congo on the Congo river. Fully grown Goliath tigerfish are four to five feet long and weigh 90 to 100 pounds.

Goliath tigerfish are primarily olive on top and silvery on the bottom, but you will also find gradations of yellow, brown and gray with a golden appearance around their faces.

Goliath tigerfish are primarily olive on top and silvery on the bottom, but you will also find gradations of yellow, brown and gray with a golden appearance around their faces.
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Goliath tigerfish are primarily olive on top and silvery on the bottom, but you will also find gradations of yellow, brown and gray with a golden appearance around their faces.