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order scientific name common name record weight in kg record weight in lb water country picture
Perciformes over 10 kg Lates niloticus Nile Perch 250,00 551.16 Lake Victoria Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya 3017_Jeremy Wade_Nile Perch_Lates niloticus.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Bathybagrus grandis Kukumai 190,00 418.88 Lake Tanganyika DR Congo, Zambia, Burundi, Tanzania 1632_Kungwe Beach Lodge_Kukumai_Bathybagrus grandis.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Chrysichthys cranchii Kokuni 135,00 297.62 Congo-Lualaba-River system DR Congo 3018_Jeremy Wade_Kokuni_Chrysichthys cranchii.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Bagrus bajad Bayad 100,00 220.46 Lake Qaroun Egypt 1708_Marc Towers_Bayad_Bagrus bajad.JPG
Perciformes over 10 kg Lates angustifrons Tanganyika Lates 100,00 220.46 Lake Tanganyika Zambia, Burundi, Tanzania, DR Congo 3070_Tanganyika Lates_Lates angustifrons.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Bathyclarias gigas Giant Malawi Catfish 90,00 198.42 Lake Malawi Mozambique 1730_Giant Malawi Catfish_Bathyclarias gigas.jpg
characins Hydrocynus goliath Giant Tigerfish 70,00 154.32 Congo River system Tanzania, DR Congo, Congo 3311_Hydrocynus_goliath_Giant_Tigerfish0.jpeg
catfishes over 50 kg Dinotopterus cunningtoni Singa 60,00 132.28 Lake Tanganyika Burundi, Tanzania, DR Congo, Zambia 1777_Singa_Dinotopterus cunningtoni.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Clarias gariepinus Sharptooth Catfish 59,00 130.07 unknown Africa 1785_SAFBAF_Sharptooth Catfish_Clarias gariepinus.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Heterobranchus longifilis Sampa 55,00 121.25 unknown Africa 1797_Tourette Fishing_Vundu_Heterobranchus longifilis.jpg
carps over 25 kg Labeobarbus kimberleyensis Largemouth Yellowfish 52,00 114.64 Orange River system, Vaal River system South Africa 3335_Labeobarbus_kimberleyensis_Largemouth_Yellowfish0.jpeg
catfishes over 50 kg Arius gigas Giant Sea Catfish 50,00 110.23 Volta River system, Niger River system Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Niger 3409_Arius_gigas_Giant_Sea_Catfish0.jpeg
lungfishes Protopterus aethiopicus Marbled Lungfish 50,00 110.23 Lake Tanganyika Tanzania, DR Congo, Zambia, Burundi 2719_Marbled Lungfish_Protopterus aethiopicus.jpg
skates and rays Fontitrygon ukpam Thorny Freshwater Stingray 50,00 110.23 unknown Nigeria, DR Congo, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia 3446_Fontitrygon_ukpam_Thorny_Freshwater_Stingray0.jpeg
catfishes over 50 kg Chrysichthys laticeps ? 50,00 110.23 Congo River system Congo, DR Congo 1845_John P. Sullivan_Chrysichthys laticeps.jpg
catfishes over 50 kg Bagrus docmak Semutundu 50,00 110.23 Murchison Falls, Victoria Nile Uganda 1833_Semutundu_Bagrus docmak.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Clarias anguillaris Mudfish 45,00 99.21 Niger River, Nile River, Chad River Central Africa, Egypt, Sudan, West Africa 3404_Clarias_anguillaris_Mudfish0.jpeg
carps over 25 kg Labeobarbus rhinoceros Rhinofish 45,00 99.21 Tana River Kenya 741_Keith Clover_Rhinofish_Barbus mariae.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bubu 40,00 88.18 Congo River DR Congo 1881_John P. Sullivan_Bubu_Auchenoglanis occidentalis.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Bagrus meridionalis Kampoyo 35,00 77.16 Shire River, Lake Malawi Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania 3415_Bagrus_meridionalis_Kampoyo0.jpeg
catfishes 10-50 kg Heterobranchus bidorsalis African Catfish 30,00 66.14 Senegal River, Niger River, Chad River, Volta River, Nile River, Gambia River Central Africa, Egypt, Sudan, West Africa 1898_African Catfish_Heterobranchus bidorsalis.jpg
characins Hydrocynus vittatus Tigerfish 28,00 61.73 unknown West Africa, East Africa, Egypt, Southern Africa, Sudan, Central Africa 1453_Tigerfish_Hydrocynus vittatus.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Malapterurus electricus Electric Catfish 25,00 55.12 Lake Turkana, Lake Chad, Senegal River, Nile River, Niger River Egypt, Sudan, Central Africa, West Africa, East Africa 1937_Takanori Oishi_Electric Catfish_Malapterurus electricus.jpg
Perciformes over 10 kg Lates microlepis Forktail Lates 25,00 55.12 Lake Tanganyika Burundi, Tanzania, DR Congo, Zambia 2323_Tanganyika Sport Fishing_Forktail Lates_Lates microlepis.jpg
eels Anguilla labiata African Mottled Eel 23,00 50.71 Zambezi River system Mozambique 187_African Mottled Eel_Anguilla bengalensis.jpg
carps 10-25 kg Labeobarbus petitjeani Petitjean’s Barb 20,00 44.09 Bafing River, Niger River Guinea, Senegal 3383_Labeobarbus_petitjeani_Petitjean’s_Barb0.jpeg
characins Distichodus sexfasciatus Sixbar Distichodus 20,00 44.09 Lake Tanganyika, Congo River system DR Congo, Angola, Tanzania 3399_Distichodus_sexfasciatus_Sixbar_Distichodus0.jpeg
characins Distichodus brevipinnis Shortfin Distichodus 20,00 44.09 Volta Reservoir Ghana 3552_Distichodus_brevipinnis_Shortfin_Distichodus0.jpeg
bony tongues Gymnarchus niloticus Aba 18,50 40.79 Volta River, Nile River, Niger River, Gambia River, Senegal River, Lake Turkana, Chad River Egypt, Sudan, Central Africa, Kenya, West Africa 2661_Aba_Gymnarchus niloticus.jpg
carps 10-25 kg Labeobarbus altianalis Ripon Barbel 18,00 39.68 Lake Kivu, Lake Edouard, Lake Kyoga, Lake Albert, Lake Victoria DR Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania 875_Hugh Copley_Ripon Barbel_Barbus altianalis.jpg
characins Citharinus latus Moonfish 18,00 39.68 Niger River, Lake Albert, Nile River, Chad River, Volta River, Senegal River Tanzania, Ethiopia, West Africa, Uganda, Sudan, Egypt 1489_Philippe Laleye_Moonfish_Citharinus latus.jpg
characins Citharinops distichodoides Moonfish 18,00 39.68 Niger River, Volta River, Chad River Ghana, Chad, Niger, Cameroon, Nigeria 3402_Citharinops_distichodoides_Moonfish0.jpeg
eels Anguilla marmorata Giant Mottled Eel 16,36 36.07 Hazelmere Reservoir South Africa 171_Giant Mottled Eel_Anguilla marmorata.jpg
characins Hydrocynus forskahlii Elongate Tigerfish 15,50 34.17 Lake Turkana Kenya 1493_Garreth Coombes_Elongate Tigerfish_Hydrocynus forskahlii.jpg
bony tongues Mormyrops anguilloides Cornish Jack 15,00 33.07 Niger River, Lake Malawi, Lake Albert, Chad River, Nile River, Lake Tanganyika, Gambia River, Zambezi River, Volta River, Congo River system, Senegal River East Africa, Sudan, Central Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa 3445_Mormyrops_anguilloides_Cornish_Jack0.jpeg
catfishes 10-50 kg Bathyclarias nyasensis Sapuwa 15,00 33.07 Lake Malawi Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi 2035_Sapuwa_Bathyclarias nyasensis.jpg
carps 10-25 kg Labeobarbus trachypterus Pifu 15,00 33.07 Lake Mweru, Luapula River, Lake Bangweulu Zambia, DR Congo 3340_Labeobarbus_trachypterus_Pifu0.jpeg
characins Hydrocynus tanzaniae Tanzanian Tigerfish 13,61 30.00 Mnyera River, Ruhudji River Tanzania 3403_Hydrocynus_tanzaniae_Tanzanian_Tigerfish0.jpeg
bony tongues Mormyrus caschive Northeast African Elephantfish 13,00 28.66 Nile River, Lake Albert, Lake Edward Sudan, DR Congo, Uganda 2686_John P. Sullivan_Mormyrus caschive.jpg
bony tongues Mormyrus rume Mormyrids 13,00 28.66 Volta River, Chad River, Niger River, Gambia River, Senegal River West Africa, Central Africa 2682_Mr. Oishi_Mormyrids_Mormyrus rume.jpg
bony tongues Mormyrus kannume Elephantsnout Fish 13,00 28.66 Nile River, Lake Victoria, Lake Kyoga, Lake Edward, Lake Albert Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania 2678_Elephantsnout Fish_Mormyrus kannume.jpg
characins Hydrocynus brevis North African Tigerfish 12,93 28.51 Lake Volta Ghana 2964_Marc Towers_North African Tigerfish_Hydrocynus brevis.jpg
catfishes 10-50 kg Clarotes laticeps Widehead Catfish 11,80 26.01 Volta River, Nile River, Lake Chad, Senegal River, Niger River Egypt, Sudan, West Africa, Central Africa 2051_Widehead Catfish_Clarotes laticeps.jpg
lungfishes Protopterus dolloi Slender Lungfish 11,00 24.25 Congo River system Congo, DR Congo 2731_Gina Walsh_Slender Lungfish_Protopterus dolloi.jpg
carps 10-25 kg Pseudobarbus capensis Clanwilliam Yellowfish 10,66 23.50 Olifant's River South Africa 1001_Bruce Paxton_Clanwilliam Yellowfish_Labeobarbus capensis.jpg
bony tongues Heterotis niloticus African Bonytongue 10,20 22.49 Kainji Reservoir Nigeria 3379_Heterotis_niloticus_African_Bonytongue0.jpeg
characins Citharinus macrolepis Congo Moonfish 10,00 22.05 Congo River system DR Congo, Congo 1507_John P. Sullivan_Congo Moonfish_Citharinus macrolepis.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Clarias buthupogon Lilembu 10,00 22.05 Niger River, Congo River system Nigeria, Congo, DR Congo, Benin, Central African Republic 3423_Clarias_buthupogon_0.jpeg
catfishes up 10 kg Bagrus filamentosus ? 10,00 22.05 Volta River system, Niger River system Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Ghana 2087_Tobias Musschoot_Bagrus filamentosus.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Malapterurus minjiriya Mijiriya 10,00 22.05 Niger River, Kainji Reservoir Nigeria 3424_Malapterurus_minjiriya_Mijiriya0.jpeg
catfishes up 10 kg Bathyclarias euryodon Pwefu 10,00 22.05 Lake Malawi Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania 2063_Pwefu_Bathyclarias euryodon.jpg
characins Distichodus antonii Antoni's Distichodus 10,00 22.05 Congo River system DR Congo 1503_John P. Sullivan_Antoni's Distichodus_Distichodus antonii.jpg
bony tongues Mormyrus longirostris Eastern Bottlenose Mormyrid 9,97 21.98 Kariba Reservoir Zimbabwe 2699_Eastern Bottlenose Mormyrid_Mormyrus longirostris.jpg
characins Citharidium ansorgii Niger Moonfish 9,12 20.11 Niger River system Nigeria 3396_Citharidium_ansorgii_Niger_Moonfish0.jpeg
carps 5-10 kg Labeobarbus aeneus Smallmouth Yellowfish 9,00 19.84 Orange River system, Vaal River system South Africa 1100_Fly Fishing South Africa_Smallmouth Yellowfish_Labeobarbus aeneus.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Oreochromis niloticus Nile Tilapia 9,00 19.84 Lake Turkana Kenya 3467_Oreochromis_niloticus_Nile_Tilapia0.jpeg
carps 5-10 kg Labeobarbus tropidolepis Tanganyika Barb 8,00 17.64 Lake Tanganyika Tanzania, DR Congo, Zambia, Burundi 1153_Tanganyika Barb_Barbus tropidolepis.jpg
lungfishes Protopterus annectens West African Lungfish 8,00 17.64 Volta River, Chad River, Niger River, Gambia River, Senegal River West Africa, Central Africa 2734_West African Lungfish_Protopterus annectens annectens.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Chrysichthys brachynema Kibonde 7,70 16.98 Lake Tanganyika Burundi, Tanzania, DR Congo, Zambia 2139_Fred Small_Kibonde_Chrysichthys brachynema.jpg
characins Distichodus mossambicus Nkupe 7,56 16.67 Kariba Reservoir Zimbabwe 1532_Nkupe_Distichodus mossambicus.jpg
eels Anguilla nebulosa Mottled Eel 7,00 15.43 unknown Malawi, Sri Lanka, Indonesia 2858_Mottled Eel_Anguilla nebulosa.jpg
carps 5-10 kg Labeo coubie African Carp 7,00 15.43 Volta River, Nile River, Niger River, Chad River, Senegal River, Gambia River Ethiopia, West Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Central Africa 1195_Mr. Oishi_African Carp_Labeo coubie.jpg
carps 5-10 kg Pseudobarbus serra Sawfin 7,00 15.43 Olifant's River system South Africa 1171_Bruce Paxton_Sawfin_Barbus serra.jpg
characins Citharinus citharus Moonfish 7,00 15.43 Volta River, Nile River, Niger River, Gambia River, Chad River, Senegal River, Lake Turkana Kenya, West Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Central Africa 3397_Citharinus_citharus_Moonfish0.jpeg
Perciformes up 10 kg Lates mariae Bigeye Lates 7,00 15.43 Lake Tanganyika Burundi 2554_Tanganyika Sport Fishing_Bigeye Lates_Lates mariae.jpg
pufferfishes Tetraodon mbu Freshwater Puffer fish 7,00 15.43 Lake Tanganyika, Congo River system Tanzania, Congo, DR Congo, Burundi, Zambia 2742_John Friel_Freshwater Puffer fish_Tetraodon mbu.jpg
carps 5-10 kg Labeobarbus bynni Nile Barbel 7,00 15.43 Nile River system Egypt, Sudan 1187_Jens Bursell_Nile Barbel_Barbus bynni.jpg
characins Distichodus petersii Tungu 7,00 15.43 Rufiji River system Tanzania 3117_Dylan Perrett_Tungu_Distichodus petersii.jpg
carps 5-10 kg Labeo congoro Purple Labeo 7,00 15.43 Zambezi River system Zimbabwe 3459_Labeo_congoro_Purple_Labeo0.jpeg
carps 5-10 kg Labeobarbus polylepis Smallscale Yellowfish 6,80 14.99 Limpopo River system Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe 1201_Smallscale Yellowfish_Labeobarbus polylepis.jpg
characins Distichodus schenga Chessa 6,38 14.07 Zambezi River system Zimbabwe 3106_African Fisherman Magazine_Chessa_Distichodus schenga.jpg
characins Distichodus rostratus Grass-eater 6,25 13.78 Volta River, Nile River, Chad River, Senegal River, Gambia River, Niger River West Africa, Central Africa, Sudan 3398_Distichodus_rostratus_Grass-eater0.jpeg
characins Distichodus nefasch Nile Distichodus 6,20 13.67 Nile River, Chad River, Lake Turkana Chad, Sudan, Kenya 1562_Nile Distichodus_Distichodus nefasch.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Serranochromis robustus Nembwe 6,12 13.49 Bangweulu swamps Zambia 3387_Serranochromis_robustus_Yellow-belly_Bream0.jpeg
carps 5-10 kg Labeobarbus caudovittatus Streak Yellowfish 6,00 13.23 Lake Tanganyika, Congo River system DR Congo, Zambia, Tanzania 1262_Keith Clover_Streak Yellowfish_Labeobarbus caudovittatus.jpg
carps 5-10 kg Labeobarbus megastoma Lake Tana Yellowfish 6,00 13.23 Lake Tana Ethiopia 1256_Ferdinand A. Sibbing_Lake Tana Yellowfish_Labeobarbus megastoma.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Bathyclarias worthingtoni Nkopora 6,00 13.23 Lake Malawi Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania 3418_Bathyclarias_worthingtoni_Nkopora0.jpeg
catfishes up 10 kg Heterobranchus isopterus ? 6,00 13.23 Gambia River, Senegal River, Niger River, Volta River, Chad River West Africa, Central Africa 2175_Karsten Mody_Heterobranchus isopterus.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Synodontis xiphias ? 6,00 13.23 Niger River system Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria 2211_Synodontis xiphias.jpg
carps 5-10 kg Labeobarbus marequensis Largescale Yellowfish 6,00 13.23 Pongola River South Africa 1220_Fly Fishing South Africa_Largescale Yellowfish_Labeobarbus marequensis.jpg
eels Anguilla mossambica African Longfin Eel 5,38 11.86 Roodeplaat Reservoir South Africa 262_Jeremy Shelton_African Longfin Eel_Anguilla mossambica.jpg
carps up 5 kg Labeo lineatus Striped Labeo 5,00 11.02 Lake Tanganyika, Lake Bangweulu, Congo River system, Lake Kivu, Lake Mweru Congo, Tanzania, DR Congo 1296_Mr. Oishi_Striped Labeo_Labeo lineatus.jpg
herrings Alosa alosa Allis Shad 5,00 11.02 Sebou River Morocco 248_Allis Shad_Alosa alosa.jpg
carps up 5 kg Labeobarbus nedgia Ethiopian Yellowfish 5,00 11.02 Lake Tana Ethiopia 1314_Leo Nagelkerke_Ethiopian Yellowfish_Labeobarbus nedgia.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Bathyclarias foveolatus Chimwamapumba 5,00 11.02 Lake Malawi Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania 2231_M. K. Oliver_Chimwamapumba_Bathyclarias foveolatus.jpg
catfishes up 10 kg Bathyclarias filicibarbis ? 5,00 11.02 Lake Malawi Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania 2235_Bathyclarias filicibarbis.jpg
carps up 5 kg Labeobarbus johnstonii Short-tail Yellowfish 5,00 11.02 Lake Malawi Malawi 3273_Michael K. Oliver_Labeobarbus brevicauda.jpg
carps up 5 kg Labeo macrostoma Megamouth Labeo 5,00 11.02 Congo River Congo, DR Congo 1310_Jean Papy_Megamouth Labeo_Labeo macrostoma.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Boulengerochromis microlepis Giant Cichlid 5,00 11.02 Lake Tanganyika Burundi 2424_Tanganyika Sport Fishing_Giant Cichlid_Boulengerochromis microlepis.jpg
carps up 5 kg Labeo bottegi Somali Labeo 5,00 11.02 Lake Abaya Ethiopia 1278_Somali Labeo_Labeo bottegi.jpg
carps up 5 kg Labeobarbus compiniei Compinie's Yellowfish 5,00 11.02 Ogowe River system Gabon 1306_Christian Fressard_Compinie's Yellowfish_Labeobarbus compiniei.jpg
Perciformes up 10 kg Oreochromis andersonii Threespot Tilapia 5,00 11.02 Zambezi River Zambia 3333_Oreochromis_andersonii_Threespot_Tilapia0.jpeg
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