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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Serrasalmidae

Genus: Serrasalmus

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South America
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Serrasalmus altispinis Merckx, Jégu & Santos, 2000

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Serrasalmus altispinis
[]



South America
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL
Serrasalmus altuvei Ramírez, 1965

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Serrasalmus altuvei
[]
No picture found


 
Serrasalmus auriventris
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South America
Max. Length 21.2 cm SL
Serrasalmus brandtii Lütken, 1875

Photo by Photo by Nielson, R.
 
Serrasalmus brandtii
[White piranha]



South America
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Serrasalmus compressus Jégu, Leão & Santos, 1991

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Serrasalmus compressus
[]



South America
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Serrasalmus eigenmanni Norman, 1929

Photo by Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Serrasalmus eigenmanni
[]



South America
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Serrasalmus elongatus Kner, 1858

Photo by Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Serrasalmus elongatus
[Slender piranha]
No picture found


 
Serrasalmus emarginatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 18.1 cm SL
Serrasalmus geryi Jégu & Santos, 1988

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Serrasalmus geryi
[]



South America
Max. Length 25.5 cm SL
Serrasalmus gibbus Castelnau, 1855

Photo by Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.
 
Serrasalmus gibbus
[]



South America
Max. Length 27.9 cm SL
Serrasalmus gouldingi Fink & Machado-Allison, 1992

Photo by Photo by Lysikatos, D.
 
Serrasalmus gouldingi
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South America
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Serrasalmus hastatus Fink & Machado-Allison, 2001

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Serrasalmus hastatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Serrasalmus hollandi Eigenmann, 1915

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Serrasalmus hollandi
[]



South America
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Serrasalmus humeralis Valenciennes, 1850

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Serrasalmus humeralis
[Pirambeba]



South America
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL
Serrasalmus irritans Peters, 1877

Photo by Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Serrasalmus irritans
[]



South America
Max. Length 34.5 cm TL
Serrasalmus maculatus Kner, 1858

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Serrasalmus maculatus
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South America
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Serrasalmus manueli (Fernández-Yépez & Ramírez, 1967)

Photo by Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Serrasalmus manueli
[]



South America
Max. Length 32.4 cm TL
Serrasalmus marginatus Valenciennes, 1837

Photo by Photo by Janzon, L.-A.
 
Serrasalmus marginatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 14.8 cm SL
Serrasalmus medinai Ramírez, 1965

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Serrasalmus medinai
[]



South America
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL
Serrasalmus nalseni Fernández-Yépez, 1969

Photo by Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Serrasalmus nalseni
[]



South America
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Serrasalmus neveriensis Machado-Allison, Fink, López Rojas & Rodenas, 1993

Photo by Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Serrasalmus neveriensis
[]
No picture found


 
Serrasalmus nigricans
[]
No picture found


 
Serrasalmus nigricauda
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.7 cm SL

 
Serrasalmus odyssei
[]



South America
Max. Length 41.5 cm SL
Serrasalmus rhombeus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Serrasalmus rhombeus
[Redeye piranha]



South America
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL
Serrasalmus sanchezi Géry, 1964

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Serrasalmus sanchezi
[]
No picture found


 
Serrasalmus scotopterus
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South America
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Serrasalmus serrulatus (Valenciennes, 1850)

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Serrasalmus serrulatus
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South America
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Serrasalmus spilopleura Kner, 1858

Photo by Photo by Teixeira de Mello, F.
 
Serrasalmus spilopleura
[Speckled piranha]
No picture found


 
Serrasalmus stagnatilis
[]
No picture found


 
Serrasalmus undulatus
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Serrasalmus altispinis South America 19 SL 2000
Serrasalmus altuvei South America 17.3 SL 1965
Serrasalmus auriventris South America 1861
Serrasalmus brandtii White piranha South America 21.2 SL 1875
Serrasalmus compressus South America 19 SL 1991
Serrasalmus eigenmanni South America 35 SL 1929
Serrasalmus elongatus Slender piranha South America 30 TL 1858
Serrasalmus emarginatus South America 1841
Serrasalmus geryi South America 18.1 SL 1988
Serrasalmus gibbus South America 25.5 SL 1855
Serrasalmus gouldingi South America 27.9 SL 1992
Serrasalmus hastatus South America 15.4 SL 2001
Serrasalmus hollandi South America 18.5 SL 1915
Serrasalmus humeralis Pirambeba South America 20 SL 1850
Serrasalmus irritans South America 13.8 SL 1877
Serrasalmus maculatus South America 34.5 TL 1858
Serrasalmus manueli South America 36 SL 1967
Serrasalmus marginatus South America 32.4 TL 1837
Serrasalmus medinai South America 14.8 SL 1965
Serrasalmus nalseni South America 12.6 SL 1969
Serrasalmus neveriensis South America 18 SL 1993
Serrasalmus nigricans South America 1829
Serrasalmus nigricauda South America 1861
Serrasalmus odyssei South America 16.7 SL 2010
Serrasalmus rhombeus Redeye piranha South America 41.5 SL 1766
Serrasalmus sanchezi South America 11.4 SL 1964
Serrasalmus scotopterus South America 1841
Serrasalmus serrulatus South America 19 SL 1850
Serrasalmus spilopleura Speckled piranha South America 25 SL 1858
Serrasalmus stagnatilis South America 1841
Serrasalmus undulatus South America 1841



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