Nile Perch is an important fish in Africa. Nile perch is also called African snook and Victoria perch. Nile perch is a massive fish, reaching a length of up to 2 m (6 ft)and a weight of 225 kg (500 lb), but usually smaller. The Nile perch is common in the Nile, Chad, Senegal, Volta and Congo river basins, and has been ranked as one of the world's most invasive species. Locally, Nile perch is eaten fresh or smoked. Nile perch is, also filleted for exported to Europe and beyond.