Not Piranha Or Shark, But This Fish Can Chew Crocodile Bones In 30 Seconds

Last Updated: March 23, 2024, 17:03 IST

The scientific name of this fish is Hydrocynus Goliath.

The scientific name of this fish is Hydrocynus Goliath.

The video of such a fish is going viral on the internet and it will leave you baffled.

When we talk about dangerous fishes, we instantly think of Puffer fish aka Blowfish. They are carnivorous and contain a toxic substance that is deadly to not just other fishes, but also to humans. Which fish do you think of when you think of sharp teeth? Sharks? Piranhas? Well, there is another violent fish whose teeth are like daggers and could even hunt dreaded crocodiles. The video of such a fish is going viral on the internet and it will leave you baffled. We are talking about Tigerfish. They are predatory fish commonly found in the rivers and lakes of Africa. They are quite ferocious in nature, habit and even in appearance. They have large teeth and generally hunt in packs. Such is their pugnacity, that they can chew up the bones of the crocodiles in just 30 seconds.

The video of a Tigerfish was shared on Instagram and has now caught the attention of the internet. Many assumed it to be piranha, while a few called it barracuda. Tigerfish is known for its terrifying appearance and ferocious behaviour.

A curious social media user asked, “Is it Piranha?”, to which the admin replied that it is an “African Tigerfish.” One jokingly wrote, “I just like to catch fish like this dangerous hahaha.” Another stated that this is a “barracuda.” One more commented, “Ohh my goodness.”

Tigerfish is considered to be the most violent fish in the world. This fish is considered to be an equivalent of South American piranha, even though it belongs to a completely different zoological family. The African Tigerfish has been recorded to attack and catch birds which look for prey near the surface of the water. Its scientific name is Hydrocynus Goliath.

Recently, in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri Fish Market, a fish vendor caught a 70 kg Tigerfish which caused a lot of buzz and rush as customers wanted to get a glimpse of the fish. It was freshly caught from the Ganges in Bihar and was brought to Jalpaiguri Market for sale. The mammoth fish was sold for Rs 500 per kilo.

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