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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Serrasalmidae

Genus: Piaractus

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2 species (see list below)

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Photo by Jinkings, K.

South America
Max. Length 88 cm TL
Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier, 1818)

Photo by Jinkings, K.
 
Piaractus brachypomus
[Pirapatinga]

Photo by Lovshin, L.

South America
Max. Length 40.5 cm SL
Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg, 1887)

Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Piaractus mesopotamicus
[Pacu]
2 Species of Family Serrasalmidae with Genus Piaractus
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1818 Piaractus brachypomus Pirapatinga South America 88 TL
1887 Piaractus mesopotamicus Pacu South America 40.5 SL



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