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What are some facts about the tigerfish on "River Monsters"?

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The Goliath tigerfish is a large, predatory fish native to the Congo River basin. Its extremely large, jagged teeth and muscular, powerful body make it an adept predator and challenging catch. The Goliath tigerfish can reach 5 feet in length and weigh more than 150 pounds.

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The top of the Goliath tigerfish is a shade of olive, while its belly is silver-colored. The excellent eyesight of this fish allows it to hunt prey in murky waters, while its power and speed enable it to withstand strong water currents. The jaws of the Goliath tigerfish are so powerful that it can cut large catfish cleanly in half. In rare cases, the Goliath tigerfish has been known to attack humans.

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