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Hepsetus odoe
(kafue pike)



Hepsetus odoe (kafue pike)


  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Hepsetus odoe
  • Preferred Common Name
  • kafue pike
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Actinopterygii
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Hepsetus odoe (Bloch, 1794)

Preferred Common Name

  • kafue pike

Other Scientific Names

  • Hepsetus odoe lineata (Pellegrin, 1926)
  • Hydrocyonoides cuvieri Castelnau, 1861
  • Hydrocyonoides odoe (Bloch, 1794)
  • Salmo odoe Bloch, 1794
  • Sarcodaces odoe (Bloch, 1794)
  • Sarcodaces odoe lineata Pellegrin, 1926
  • Sarcodaces odoe microlepis Boulenger, 1901
  • Xiphorhamphus odoe (Bloch, 1794)
  • Xiphorynchus odoe (Bloch, 1794)

International Common Names

  • English: african pike; kafue pike characin; pike characid

Local Common Names

  • Angola: kasangi; mukunga
  • Finland: haukitetra
  • Germany: Afrikanischer Hechtsalmler; Guineischer Lachssalmler; Wasserhund
  • Ghana: akao; lixe
  • Namibia: afrikaanse greepvis
  • Nigeria: ijakere; saganci; usawu; zagundumi
  • Senegal: sègual
  • Sierra Leone: k-thin; njamgbe; pohie
  • South Africa: afrika-greepvis

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Actinopterygii
  •                     Order: Characiformes
  •                         Family: Hepsetidae
  •                             Genus: Hepsetus
  •                                 Species: Hepsetus odoe

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

Distribution References

Froese R, Pauly D, 2004. FishBase.

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