Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from the Wami, Ruaha and Rufiji Rivers (Brewster 1986).
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Tanzania.
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Africa: Tanzania.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

24.7 cm SL (female)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a riverine species.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Hanssens, M & Snoeks, J.

Reviewer/s
Snoeks, J. & Darwall, W.

Contributor/s

Justification
Although only found in Tanzania, this species occurs in several major river systems where it is widespread with no major widespread threats identified. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
No information available.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
No information available.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No information available.
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Wikipedia

Hydrocynus tanzaniae

Hydrocynus tanzaniae is a large African predatory freshwater fish.

Distribution[edit]

The eastward flowing rivers of Tanzania and in the Ruaha and Rufiji river systems.[1]

Description[edit]

Hydrocynus tanzaniae, the blue tigerfish, is a large, predatory fish. It has pronounced dentition similar to those found in Hydrocynus forskahlii.[1] The holotype was nine and a half inches long (247mm),[1] but specimens have been caught by fishermen greater than 27 inches (70 cm) and 25 pounds (11 kg).[2] At a given length, H. tanzaniae has a deeper body than either H. forskahlii or H. vittatus.[3] These fish are a silvery grey color[2] and often have pronounced stripes.[1][2] They often have markings in blue, black, pink, green and red,[2] making them among the more colorful of African tiger fish. Uniquely among the African tiger fish, they have a blue adipose fin[2] (other species have a black adipose fin).

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