PIRANHA

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Piranha, also known as caribe or piraya, is a ferocious, schooling, fresh-water fish that inhabits South American rivers, floodplains, lakes and reservoirs.Piranha Fish have been introduced to other places, including Northern Brazil, Hawaii, parts of the Central and North America. Piranhas range from northern Argentina to Colombia, but they are most diverse in the Amazon River, where 20 different species are found.The most infamous is the red-bellied piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri), with the strongest jaws and sharpest teeth of all.There are many species of piranha fish. Piranha Fish belong to the genera ‘Pygocentrus’ and ‘Serrasalmus’. Although Piranhas are omnivorous, they are known for their sharp teeth and an aggressive appetite for meat.The total number of piranha species is not known and new species continue to be described.

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