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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Serrasalmidae

Genus: Pygocentrus

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4 species (see list below)

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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]
No picture found
South America

 
Pygocentrus palometa
[]

Photo by Wong, W.

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

Photo by Wong, W.
 
Pygocentrus piraya
[San Francisco piranha]
4 Species of Family Serrasalmidae with Genus Pygocentrus
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1821 Pygocentrus cariba Black spot piranha South America 27.9 TL
1858 Pygocentrus nattereri Red piranha South America 50 SL
1850 Pygocentrus palometa South America
1819 Pygocentrus piraya San Francisco piranha South America 34 SL



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