Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Polynemidae > Polydactylus > Polydactylus quadrifilis

Polydactylus quadrifilis (Threadfin; Spanish; Giant African threadfin; Big Captain)

Synonyms: Polynemus quadrifilis; Trichidion quadrifilis
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Wikipedia Abstract

Giant African threadfin (Polydactylus quadrifilis) is a fish species in the family Polynemidae.
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Prey / Diet

Calanus finmarchicus[1]
Coptodon guineensis (Guinean tilapia)[2]
Ethmalosa fimbriata (Bonga shad)[1]
Farfantepenaeus notialis (camarón rosado sureño)[1]
Ilisha africana (West African ilisha)[1]
Sardinella maderensis (Madeiran sardinella)[2]
Sarotherodon melanotheron (blackchin tilapia)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Argentina silus (Atlantic argentine)1
Bathygobius soporator (Molly miller)1
Benthosema glaciale (Large-eyed froghead)1
Boreogadus saida (Polar cod)1
Citharichthys stampflii (Smooth flounder)3
Cynoglossus senegalensis (large tonguesole)3
Eleotris senegalensis (Sleeper goby)4
Eleotris vittata (Sleeper goby)3
Elops lacerta (Atlantic ladyfish)4
Ethmalosa fimbriata (Bonga shad)1
Eucinostomus melanopterus (Flagfin mojarra)3
Galeoides decadactylus (Threadfin)1
Hemichromis fasciatus (Banded jewelfish)3
Hepsetus odoe (Pike characid)3
Hydrocynus forskahlii (Tigerfish)1
Ilisha africana (West African ilisha)1
Lutjanus goreensis (Grouper)1
Pellonula leonensis (Guinean sprat)3
Pollachius pollachius (Pollock)1
Pollachius virens (Sillock)1
Pomadasys jubelini (burro)3
Pseudotolithus elongatus (Niger corb)4
Pseudotolithus senegalensis (Ladyfish)4
Schilbe intermedius (Butter catfish)4
Sphyraena afra (Guinean barracuda)5
Strongylura senegalensis (Senegal needlefish)5
Trachinotus teraia (Shortfin pompano)3
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)3


Sphyraena afra (Guinean barracuda)[2]


Parasitized by 
Philometra beninensis <Unverified Name>[3]


Africa-Inland Waters; Angola; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Southeast; Benguela Current; Benin; Cameroon; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Congo, Republic of; Côte d'Ivoire; Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Congo. Reported from Mauritania (Ref. 55783).; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mauritania; Nigeria; Sanaga; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo; Ébrié Lagoon;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Lawson, E.O. and A.U. Olagundoye, 2011. Growth patterns, diet composition and sex ratios in giant african threadfin, Polydactylus quadrifilis from ologe lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 13: 559–564
2Comparative analysis of trophic structure and interactions of two tropical lagoons, M.C. Villanueva, P. Lalèyè, J.-J. Albaret, R. Laë, L. Tito de Morais and J. Moreau, Ecological Modelling, Vol. 197, Issues 3-4 , 25 August 2006, P. 461-477
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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