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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Serrasalmidae

Genus: Pygocentrus

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Photo by Fürderer, H.

South America
Max. Length 27.9 cm TL
Pygocentrus cariba (Humboldt, 1821)

Photo by Fürderer, H.
Pygocentrus cariba
[Black spot piranha]

Photo by Østergaard, T.

South America
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Pygocentrus nattereri Kner, 1858

Photo by Østergaard, T.
Pygocentrus nattereri
[Red piranha]
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South America

Pygocentrus palometa

Photo by Magallanes, F.

South America
Max. Length 34 cm SL
Pygocentrus piraya (Cuvier, 1819)

Photo by Magallanes, F.
Pygocentrus piraya
[San Francisco piranha]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pygocentrus cariba Black spot piranha South America 27.9 TL 1821
Pygocentrus nattereri Red piranha South America 50 SL 1858
Pygocentrus palometa South America 1850
Pygocentrus piraya San Francisco piranha South America 34 SL 1819

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