Scary creatures September 7, 2019
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Started by metmike - Sept. 7, 2019, 1:16 p.m.

Goliath Tigerfish

  • Latin name: Hydrocynus goliath
  • Scary feature: Huge size, dagger-like teeth, fierce hunter
  • Range: Congo River Basin and Lake Tanganyika in Africa
  • Size: Length: Up to 4.9 feet (1.5 m); Weight: 110 pounds (50 kg)
  • Diet: Fish

It’s called Goliath because it’s a huge, muscular fish that can grow more than four feet long and weigh over a hundred pounds. It also has a gaping mouth full of dagger-like teeth.

The Goliath Tigerfish - River Monsters

Like a tiger, it’s a fierce predator. It hunts alone and stealthily stalks its prey in calm eddies only to chase it into turbulent waters for the kill.

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