Species Details : Heterotis niloticus (Cuvier, 1829)

Accepted scientific name:
Heterotis niloticus (Cuvier, 1829) (accepted name) 1 literature reference for Heterotis niloticus  (Cuvier, 1829)
Synonyms:
Clupisudis niloticus (Cuvier, 1829) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Clupisudis niloticus (Cuvier, 1829)
Heterotis adansoni Valenciennes, 1847 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Heterotis adansoni Valenciennes, 1847
Heterotis adansonii (Cuvier, 1829) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Heterotis adansonii (Cuvier, 1829)
Heterotis ehrenbergii Valenciennes, 1847 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Heterotis ehrenbergii Valenciennes, 1847
Heterotis nilotica (Cuvier, 1829) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Heterotis nilotica (Cuvier, 1829)
Sudis adansonii Cuvier, 1829 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Sudis adansonii Cuvier, 1829
Sudis nilotica Cuvier, 1829 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Sudis nilotica Cuvier, 1829
Sudis niloticus Cuvier, 1829 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Sudis niloticus Cuvier, 1829
Sudis niloticus Rüppell, 1829 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Sudis niloticus Rüppell, 1829
Common names:
Common name Transliteration Language Country
Congo ya sika - - - Click here to show the literature
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Kodo - - Mali Click here to show the literature
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Kondo - - Mali Click here to show the literature
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Trepake - Akan Ghana Click here to show the literature
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N'golô - Arabic Chad(Chari River.) Click here to show the literature
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Nauk - Arabic Sudan Click here to show the literature
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Ngoll - Arabic Chad Click here to show the literature
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Ngollo - Arabic Chad Click here to show the literature
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Noag - Arabic Sudan Click here to show the literature
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Nok - Arabic Sudan Click here to show the literature
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Fana - Bambara Côte d'Ivoire Click here to show the literature
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Fana - Bambara Mali Click here to show the literature
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Penge - Bata Cameroon Click here to show the literature
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N'gol - Buduma Chad Click here to show the literature
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Fantang nilský - Czech - Click here to show the literature
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Riki - Dama Cameroon Click here to show the literature
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Afrikansk knogletunge - Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Lek - Dinka, Northeastern Sudan Click here to show the literature
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African arowana - English Philippines Click here to show the literature
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African bonytongue - English - Click here to show the literature
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African bonytongue - English Kenya Click here to show the literature
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African bonytongue - English USA Click here to show the literature
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Bony tongue - English Cameroon Click here to show the literature
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Bony tongue - English Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Heterotis - English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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No name - English Gabon(Port Gentil.) Click here to show the literature
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Stoneside - English Nigeria(Kainji Lake.) Click here to show the literature
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Aafrika kontkeel - Estonian Estonia Click here to show the literature
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Klupisudis - Estonian Estonia Click here to show the literature
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Efa - Ewe Ghana(Battor, Anloga and Avuto (Ref. 52866)) Click here to show the literature
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Fa - Ewe Ghana Click here to show the literature
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Afrikanarapaima - Finnish Finland Click here to show the literature
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Poisson sans nom - French Gabon Click here to show the literature
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Bala - Fulfulde, Pulaar Senegal(Dembankané, Lobali, Gourel Ndara, Bittel, Diéla : ) Click here to show the literature
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Lareo - Fulfulde, Pulaar Cameroon Click here to show the literature
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Westafrikanischer Knochenzüngler - German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Bahli - Hausa Nigeria(Exploited commercially in Kainji Lake.) Click here to show the literature
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bali - Hausa Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Balli - Hausa Cameroon Click here to show the literature
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Balli - Hausa Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Bargi - Hausa Cameroon Click here to show the literature
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Begigi - Hausa Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Berigi - Hausa Nigeria(Sokoto River.) Click here to show the literature
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Dan shakata - Hausa Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Nakantala - Hausa Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Kpokpo - Igbo Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Okpo - Igbo Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Akau - Ijo Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Ekeu - Ijo Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Noussa - Jukun Takum Cameroon Click here to show the literature
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Faanan Faanan Jula Burkina Faso(Hauts-bassins de la Volta.) Click here to show the literature
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Kawouro - Kanembu Chad Click here to show the literature
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Kawi - Kanuri Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Pai - Kim Chad(Eré (Ref. 52867).) Click here to show the literature
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Poï - Kim Chad(Kim (Ref. 52867).) Click here to show the literature
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Pwon - Kim Chad(Djoumané and Kolobo (Ref. 52867).) Click here to show the literature
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Tou - Mambai Cameroon Click here to show the literature
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尼罗异耳骨舌鱼 Ni luo yi er gu she yu Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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尼罗鲱柱鱼 Ni luo fei zhu yu Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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尼羅異耳骨舌魚 Ni luo yi er gu she yu Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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尼羅鯡柱魚 - Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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Fanntang - Mandinka Gambia Click here to show the literature
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Rakako Rakako Mòoré Burkina Faso(Hauts-bassins de la Volta.) Click here to show the literature
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Lek - Nuer Sudan Click here to show the literature
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Egogi - Nupe Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Heterotis - Polish Poland Click here to show the literature
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Olak - Shilluk Sudan Click here to show the literature
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Bakkata - Soninke Senegal(Aroundou, Golmy, Kounghani, Manael, Diawara, Gandé) Click here to show the literature
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Balde - Soninke Senegal(Aroundou, Golmy, Kounghani, Manael, Diawara, Gandé) Click here to show the literature
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Dugande - Soninke Senegal(Aroundou, Golmy, Kounghani, Manael, Diawara, Gandé) Click here to show the literature
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Sanqueleela - Soninke Senegal(Aroundou, Golmy, Kounghani, Manael, Diawara, Gandé) Click here to show the literature
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Warsenali - Soninke Senegal(Aroundou, Golmy, Kounghani, Manael, Diawara, Gandé) Click here to show the literature
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Muzalazala - Swahili (individual language) - Click here to show the literature
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Fanntang - Swedish Sweden Click here to show the literature
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Dese - Turkana Kenya(Lake Turkana) Click here to show the literature
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N'diaguel - Wolof Senegal Click here to show the literature
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Afo - Yoruba Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Aika - Yoruba Nigeria Click here to show the literature
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Alapa - Yoruba Nigeria(Ogun River.) Click here to show the literature
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Kano - Yoruba Nigeria(Kainji Lake.) Click here to show the literature
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Katakpi - Zande Sudan Click here to show the literature
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Classification:
Kingdom Animalia CoL
Phylum Chordata CoL
Class Actinopterygii FishBase
Order Osteoglossiformes FishBase
Family Arapaimidae FishBase
Genus Heterotis FishBase
Distribution: Africa: native in all the basins of the Sahelo-Sudanese region, the Senegal, Gambia, Corubal, Volta, Oum, Niger, Bnoue, Chad and Nile basins and Lake Turkana (Ref. 2920, Ref. 3012, Ref. 3514). Successful introductions in the storage reservoirs of Cte d'Ivoire, the Cross, Sanaga, Nyong and Ogowe rivers and the lower and middle Congo basin, including Ubangui and Kasa (Ref. 2920); rapidly enlarged its distribution in the Lualaba (upper Congo basin) after extraordinary inundations in 1979 (Ref. 51906). Also introduced in Madagascar (Ref. 13333). Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.
Environment: Freshwater
Additional data: -
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: 19-May-2014
Source database: FishBase, Feb 2018   99%
Bibliographic citation: Froese R. & Pauly D. (eds). (2019). FishBase (version Feb 2018). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2019 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Ower G., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2019. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.
Online resource: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=2388
Conversion date: 2019-05-01 01:30:39