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Hydrocynus forskahlii (Tigerfish; Tiger fish; Elongate tigerfish)

Synonyms: Characinus dentex; Hydrocynus forskahlli; Hydrocynus forskali; Hydrocynus forskalii; Hydrocynus forskhalii; Hydrocyon dentex; Hydrocyon forskahlii; Hydrocyon forskali; Hydrocyon forskalli
Language: Adangme; Bambara; El Molo; Ewe; Finnish; Fulfulde, Pulaar; Ga; Hausa; Igbo; Ijo; Jula; Kanuri; Kim; Krio; Mòoré; Mor; Nupe; Sonink; Turkana; Wolof; Yoruba

Attributes

Migration [1]  Potamodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Omo Strict Natural Reserve Forest Reserve 328086 Nigeria  

Prey / Diet

Barbus chlorotaenia (Barb)[2]
Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[3]
Brycinus longipinnis (Silversides)[3]
Chrysichthys auratus (Golden Nile catfish)[3]
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Mudfish)[4]
Cynoglossus senegalensis (large tonguesole)[4]
Ethmalosa fimbriata (Bonga shad)[4]
Hepsetus odoe (Pike characid)[5]
Hydrocynus forskahlii (Tigerfish)[4]
Liza grandisquamis (Largescaled mullet)[4]
Petrocephalus bovei (Elephantfish)[3]
Schilbe mystus (Silver catfish)[3]
Strongylura senegalensis (Senegal needlefish)[4]
Tilapia zillii (Zilli's tilapia)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ceryle rudis (Pied Kingfisher)1
Citharichthys stampflii (Smooth flounder)1
Cynoglossus senegalensis (large tonguesole)2
Eleotris senegalensis (Sleeper goby)1
Elops lacerta (Atlantic ladyfish)1
Eucinostomus melanopterus (Flagfin mojarra)1
Hemichromis fasciatus (Banded jewelfish)2
Hepsetus odoe (Pike characid)3
Ilisha africana (West African ilisha)1
Lates niloticus (Victoria perch)1
Lutjanus goreensis (Grouper)2
Pellonula leonensis (Guinean sprat)1
Polydactylus quadrifilis (Threadfin)1
Pomadasys jubelini (burro)2
Pseudotolithus elongatus (Niger corb)3
Pseudotolithus senegalensis (Ladyfish)2
Schilbe intermedius (Butter catfish)2
Schilbe mystus (Silver catfish)1
Sphyraena afra (Guinean barracuda)4
Strongylura senegalensis (Senegal needlefish)2
Trachinotus teraia (Shortfin pompano)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)1

Predators

Hydrocynus forskahlii (Tigerfish)[4]
Sphyraena afra (Guinean barracuda)[4]

Providers

Parasite of 
Monascus typicus[3]
Neoechinorhynchus africanus[3]
Paragorgorhynchus albertianus[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Annulotrema armorata <Unverified Name>[6]
Annulotrema cryptophallus <Unverified Name>[6]
Annulotrema curvipenis <Unverified Name>[6]
Annulotrema hydrocynusi <Unverified Name>[6]
Annulotrema magnihamula <Unverified Name>[6]
Annulotrema nili <Unverified Name>[6]
Annulotrema spiropenis <Unverified Name>[6]
Dinurus gizae <Unverified Name>[6]
Monascus typicus[6]
Neodactylogyrus gracilis <Unverified Name>[6]
Neoechinorhynchus africanus[6]
Paragorgorhynchus albertianus[6]
Philometroides hydrocyonae <Unverified Name>[6]
Rhabdochona aegyptiacus <Unverified Name>[6]

Range Map

Africa-Inland Waters; Africa: Nile, Lake Albert [=Lake Mobutu Sese Seko], Lakes Turkana and Gandjule (Margherita), Senegal, Niger, Volta, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Benue, Omo, Gambia, Chad, Sierra Leone, Benin.; Agnébi; Bandama River; Benin; Benue River; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Chad; Comoé River; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Corubal; Côte d'Ivoire; Egypt; Ethiopia; Ethiopian; Fatala; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Great Scarcies; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Géba; Kainji Lake; Kenya; Konkouré; Lake Chad/Chari River; Lake Tanganyika; Lake Turkana; Liberia; Limpopo; Little Scarcies; Loffa; Mauritania; Moa; Mono River; Niger; Nigeria; Nile; Nipoué; Ogun; Okavango; Ouémé River; Pra River; Rokel River; Saint John; Saint Paul; Sanaga; Sassandra River; Senegal; Sewa River; Sierra Leone; Sudan; Togo; Volta; Zambezi; Zambia; Zaïre; Zimbabwe;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2ANALYSES OF THE STOMACH CONTENTS OF THE PISCIVOROUS FISHES OF THE UPPER OGUN RIVER IN NIGERIA, A. A. ADEBISI, Hydrobiologia 79, 167-177 (1981). 3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 4Comparative analysis of trophic structure and interactions of two tropical lagoons, M.C. Villanueva, P. Lalèyè, J.-J. Albaret, R. Laë, L. Tito de Morais and J. Moreau, Ecological Modelling, Vol. 197, Issues 3-4 , 25 August 2006, P. 461-477 5Comparative ecology of the African pike, Hepsetus odoe, and tigerfish, Hydrocynus forskahlii, in the Zambezi River floodplain, KIRK O. WINEMILLER AND LESLIE C. KELSO-WINEMILLER, Journal of Fish Biology (1994) 45, 211-225 6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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