Top 7 Ferocious Flesh-Eating Fish Monsters

2nd April, 2024


Forget sharks – these freshwater terrors are armed with teeth and a ravenous appetite.

Southern Chile, Coastal East Africa. The iconic apex predator, with rows of serrated teeth and a powerful bite.

Great White Shark

Congo River Basin, Africa. Giant teeth and powerful jaws can snatch prey as large as dogs.

Goliath Tigerfish

Amazon River Basin, South America. Their deadly reputation is well-earned – those teeth can shred flesh in seconds.


Amazon and Orinoco Basins, South America. Known for their massive lower fangs, used for impaling prey.

Payara (Vampire Fish)

Found across Eurasia. They grow HUGE and have been known to swallow birds and small mammals.

Wels Catfish

Lakes of North America. Apex predators, ambush hunters with a mouthful of sharp teeth.

Muskellunge (Muskie)

Amazon Basin, South America. These beasts can grow up to 10 feet long and their bony tongue crushes prey.


Freshwater doesn't mean harmless! These predators show that rivers and lakes hold their terrors.