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Lates niloticus, the Nile Perch.

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Important food fishes with concave snouts, overfished in many places. Most species are freshwater, but brackish water and marine members of the family are known.

Includes the notorious Nile Perch, known for causing hundreds of cichlid extinctions after being introduced into Lake Victoria. The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists it among the 100 worst invasive species.


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Taxonomic rank: Family

Common name: LATES PERCHES

Total known Total profiles
Subfamilies 0 0
Genera 3 0
Species 11 1

Captive care: Not appropriate for home aquaria because of their size.

Feeding: Carnivores.

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Image credit: JJ
Facts about LatidaeRDF feed
Biogroup-Organism Freshwater Fishes  +
Common name LATES PERCHES  +
Family taxonomic rank Family  +
Image credit JJ  +
Native range Africa  +, Indian Ocean  +, and Pacific Ocean  +