Piranha of Africa
The Goliath tigerfish has a mouthful of 32 jagged, razorlike teeth, which are said to be as long and sharp as those of the great white shark’s. Unlike the fleshy-lipped South American piranha, the tigerfish has teeth set right at jaw’s edge. These can literally slice prey in half, with one clean, surgical cut.
Powerful jaws, combined with lightning reflexes and a muscular physique make the Goliath the lethal hunting machine it is. It prefers turbulent waters, where it targets fish that are less powerful swimmers. In their struggle against the current, these unlucky fish are left vulnerable to the Goliath’s circling and brutal attack.