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Scientific Name Hydrocynus vittatus  Castelnau, 1861
Common Names Striped Tigerfish
Afrikanischer Tigersalmler (Germany), Ndweshi (USA)
Type Locality Rundu, Okavango River, Namibia, 17°54'S, 19°46'E.
Etymology Hydrocynus: Waterdog from Hydro, water, and Cynus, dog. 
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Size 1000mm or 39.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution West-Africa: Niger, Bénoué, Senegal, Ouémé (unconfirmed), Chad. Also found in the Volta and Mono rivers. Lower Guinea: Cross and Sanaga basins. Also reported from Nile, Omo, Congo, Lufira, Lualaba, Luapula, Zambezi, Limpopo, Rovuma, Shire, Rufiji, Ruaha, Lake Bangweulu, Lake Mweru, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Upemba, Lake Rukwa and Lake Kariba, Malagarazi, Okavango and lower reaches of coastal systems south to Pongolo.
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger, Bénoué (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Ouémé (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Sénégal (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Volta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Mono (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cross (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cameroon waters, Sanaga (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nile (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Eastern Rift Valley Lakes, Turkana, Omo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Upper Congo, Lualaba (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Upper Congo, Lualaba, Lufira (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Upper Congo, Lualaba, Mweru, Luapula (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Zambesi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Zambesi, Shire (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Limpopo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Tanzania Waters, Rufigi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Upper Congo, Lualaba, Mweru, Luapula, Bangweolo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Upper Congo, Lualaba, Mweru (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Tanganyika (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Lake Upemba (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Southern Rift Lakes, Rukwa (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Zambesi, Kariba (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Okavango (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Mémoire sur les poissons de l'Afrique australe, pp 65.
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Last Update 2016 Jan 06 13:14 (species record created: 2013 Sep 07 14:39)