Giant African threadfin

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Giant African threadfin
Polydactylus quadrifilis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Polynemidae
Genus: Polydactylus
Species: P. quadrifilis
Binomial name
Polydactylus quadrifilis
(Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829)

Giant African threadfin (Polydactylus quadrifilis) is a fish species in the family Polynemidae.[1] It is native to coastal parts of the East Atlantic from Mauritania to Angola, also ranging into freshwater rivers. This fish supports important fisheries and can reach up to 2 m (6.6 ft) in length.[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Polydactylus quadrifilis" in FishBase. May 2017 version.