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Family: Serrasalmidae



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98 species (see list below)

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Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

South America
Max. Length 19.9 cm TL
Acnodon normani Gosline, 1951

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Acnodon normani
[Sheep-pacu]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

South America
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Acnodon oligacanthus (Müller & Troschel, 1844)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Acnodon oligacanthus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Acnodon senai
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Catoprion mento (Cuvier, 1819)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Catoprion mento
[Wimple piranha]

Photo by Lovshin, L.

South America
Max. Length 108 cm TL
Colossoma macropomum (Cuvier, 1816)

Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Colossoma macropomum
[Cachama]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

South America
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL
Metynnis altidorsalis Ahl, 1923

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Metynnis altidorsalis
[]

Photo by IBAMA

South America
Max. Length 14.0 cm SL
Metynnis argenteus Ahl, 1923

Photo by IBAMA
 
Metynnis argenteus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

 
Metynnis cuiaba
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

South America
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Metynnis fasciatus Ahl, 1931

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Metynnis fasciatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Metynnis guaporensis
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

South America
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Metynnis hypsauchen (Müller & Troschel, 1844)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Metynnis hypsauchen
[Silver dollar]

Photo by Busson, F.

South America
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL
Metynnis lippincottianus (Cope, 1870)

Photo by Busson, F.
 
Metynnis lippincottianus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Metynnis longipinnis
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

South America
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL
Metynnis luna Cope, 1878

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Metynnis luna
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Metynnis maculatus (Kner, 1858)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Metynnis maculatus
[Spotted metynnis]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

South America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Metynnis mola Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Metynnis mola
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Metynnis orinocensis
[]

Photo by Gartner, D.-P.

South America
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Metynnis otuquensis Ahl, 1923

Photo by Gartner, D.-P.
 
Metynnis otuquensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16.7 cm SL

 
Metynnis polystictus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Mylesinus paraschomburgkii
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Mylesinus paucisquamatus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Mylesinus schomburgkii
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Myleus altipinnis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Myleus knerii
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Myleus latus
[]

Photo by Alves, C.B.M.

South America
Max. Length 27.6 cm SL
Myleus micans (Lütken, 1875)

Photo by Alves, C.B.M.
 
Myleus micans
[]

Photo by Holm, E.

South America
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Myleus pacu (Jardine, 1841)

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Myleus pacu
[]

Photo by Castro-Lima, F.

South America
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Myleus setiger Müller & Troschel, 1844

Photo by Castro-Lima, F.
 
Myleus setiger
[]

Photo by IBAMA

South America
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Myloplus arnoldi Ahl, 1936

Photo by IBAMA
 
Myloplus arnoldi
[]

Photo by de Gasperis, F.

South America
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Myloplus asterias (Müller & Troschel, 1844)

Photo by de Gasperis, F.
 
Myloplus asterias
[]

Photo by Porcelli, D.

South America
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Myloplus levis (Eigenmann & McAtee, 1907)

Photo by Porcelli, D.
 
Myloplus levis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

 
Myloplus lobatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 33.8 cm SL

 
Myloplus lucienae
[]

Photo by Le Bail, P.-Y

South America
Max. Length 58 cm SL
Myloplus planquettei Jégu, Keith & Le Bail, 2003

Photo by Le Bail, P.-Y
 
Myloplus planquettei
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

South America
Max. Length 40.7 cm TL
Myloplus rhomboidalis (Cuvier, 1818)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Myloplus rhomboidalis
[]

Photo by Landines, M.

South America
Max. Length 41.5 cm TL
Myloplus rubripinnis (Müller & Troschel, 1844)

Photo by Landines, M.
 
Myloplus rubripinnis
[Redhook myleus]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

South America
Max. Length 42 cm SL
Myloplus schomburgkii (Jardine, 1841)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Myloplus schomburgkii
[Disk tetra]

Photo by Ponton, D.

South America
Max. Length 23.1 cm SL
Myloplus ternetzi (Norman, 1929)

Photo by Ponton, D.
 
Myloplus ternetzi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16.3 cm SL

 
Myloplus tiete
[]

Photo by Castro-Lima, F.

South America

Myloplus torquatus (Kner, 1858)

Photo by Castro-Lima, F.
 
Myloplus torquatus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Myloplus zorroi
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

South America
Max. Length 28.5 cm SL
Mylossoma acanthogaster (Valenciennes, 1850)

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Mylossoma acanthogaster
[]

Photo by IBAMA

South America
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Mylossoma aureum (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by IBAMA
 
Mylossoma aureum
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

South America
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Mylossoma duriventre (Cuvier, 1818)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Mylossoma duriventre
[]

Photo by Childs, K.

South America
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ossubtus xinguense Jégu, 1992

Photo by Childs, K.
 
Ossubtus xinguense
[]

Photo by Jinkings, K.

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

Photo by Jinkings, K.
 
Piaractus brachypomus
[Pirapitinga]

Photo by Lovshin, L.

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

Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Piaractus mesopotamicus
[Pacu]

Photo by WWW.OPEFE.COM

South America

Pristobrycon aureus (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

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Pristobrycon aureus
[]

Photo by Østergaard, T.

South America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Pristobrycon calmoni (Steindachner, 1908)

Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Pristobrycon calmoni
[]

Photo by Mikolji, I.

South America
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Pristobrycon careospinus Fink & Machado-Allison, 1992

Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Pristobrycon careospinus
[]

Photo by Mikolji, I.

South America
Max. Length 24.8 cm SL
Pristobrycon maculipinnis Fink & Machado-Allison, 1992

Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Pristobrycon maculipinnis
[]

Photo by Mikolji, I.

South America
Max. Length 20.1 cm TL
Pristobrycon striolatus (Steindachner, 1908)

Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Pristobrycon striolatus
[]

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 Magallanes, F.

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

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

Photo by Busson, F.

South America
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pygopristis denticulata (Cuvier, 1819)

Photo by Busson, F.
 
Pygopristis denticulata
[Lobetoothed piranha]

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

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Serrasalmus altispinis
[]

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

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Serrasalmus altuvei
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Serrasalmus auriventris
[]

Photo by Nielson, R.

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

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

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

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Serrasalmus compressus
[]

Photo by Mikolji, I.

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

Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Serrasalmus eigenmanni
[]

Photo by Østergaard, T.

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

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

 
Serrasalmus emarginatus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Serrasalmus geryi
[]

Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.

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

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

Photo by Lysikatos, D.

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

Photo by Lysikatos, D.
 
Serrasalmus gouldingi
[]

Photo by WWW.OPEFE.COM

South America
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Serrasalmus hastatus Fink & Machado-Allison, 2001

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Serrasalmus hastatus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Serrasalmus hollandi
[]

Photo by IGFA

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

Photo by IGFA
 
Serrasalmus humeralis
[Pirambeba]

Photo by Mikolji, I.

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

Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Serrasalmus irritans
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

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

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Serrasalmus maculatus
[]

Photo by Østergaard, T.

South America
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Serrasalmus manueli (Fernández-Yépez & Ramírez, 1967)

Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Serrasalmus manueli
[]

Photo by Janzon, L.-A.

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

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

Photo by WWW.OPEFE.COM

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

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Serrasalmus medinai
[]

Photo by Mikolji, I.

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

Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Serrasalmus nalseni
[]

Photo by Mikolji, I.

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

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

 
Serrasalmus nigricans
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Serrasalmus nigricauda
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16.7 cm SL

 
Serrasalmus odyssei
[]

Photo by Mikolji, I.

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

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

Photo by WWW.OPEFE.COM

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

Photo by WWW.OPEFE.COM
 
Serrasalmus sanchezi
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Serrasalmus scotopterus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Serrasalmus serrulatus
[]

Photo by Teixeira de Mello, F.

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

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

 
Serrasalmus stagnatilis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Serrasalmus undulatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 28.3 cm SL

 
Tometes ancylorhynchus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 91.1 cm SL

 
Tometes camunani
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 37 cm SL

 
Tometes kranponhah
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

South America
Max. Length 51.2 cm SL
Tometes lebaili Jégu, Keith & Belmont-Jégu, 2002

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Tometes lebaili
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 37.9 cm SL

 
Tometes makue
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 35.2 cm SL

 
Tometes siderocarajensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 43 cm SL

 
Tometes trilobatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 26 cm SL

 
Utiaritichthys esguiceroi
[]

Photo by Andrade, M.C.

South America
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL
Utiaritichthys longidorsalis Jégu, Tito de Morais & Santos, 1992

Photo by Andrade, M.C.
 
Utiaritichthys longidorsalis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 32.2 cm SL

 
Utiaritichthys sennaebragai
[]
98 Species of Family Serrasalmidae
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1951 Acnodon normani Sheep-pacu South America 19.9 TL
1844 Acnodon oligacanthus South America 20 TL
1990 Acnodon senai South America 13.2 SL
1819 Catoprion mento Wimple piranha South America 15 SL
1816 Colossoma macropomum Cachama South America 108 TL
1923 Metynnis altidorsalis South America 11.2 SL
1923 Metynnis argenteus South America 14.0 SL
2009 Metynnis cuiaba South America 14.3 SL
1931 Metynnis fasciatus South America 5.8 SL
1915 Metynnis guaporensis South America 16 SL
1844 Metynnis hypsauchen Silver dollar South America 18 SL
1870 Metynnis lippincottianus South America 16.4 SL
2008 Metynnis longipinnis South America 6.7 SL
1878 Metynnis luna South America 12.9 SL
1858 Metynnis maculatus Spotted metynnis South America 18 TL
1903 Metynnis mola South America 15 TL
1908 Metynnis orinocensis South America
1923 Metynnis otuquensis South America 8.7 SL
2008 Metynnis polystictus South America 16.7 SL
1989 Mylesinus paraschomburgkii South America 35 SL
1988 Mylesinus paucisquamatus South America 22 SL
1850 Mylesinus schomburgkii South America
1850 Myleus altipinnis South America
1881 Myleus knerii South America 12.1 SL
1841 Myleus latus South America
1875 Myleus micans South America 27.6 SL
1841 Myleus pacu South America 20 TL
1844 Myleus setiger South America 27 SL
1936 Myloplus arnoldi South America 33 TL
1844 Myloplus asterias South America 25 TL
1907 Myloplus levis South America 20 SL
1850 Myloplus lobatus South America 24.5 SL
2016 Myloplus lucienae South America 33.8 SL
2003 Myloplus planquettei South America 58 SL
1818 Myloplus rhomboidalis South America 40.7 TL
1844 Myloplus rubripinnis Redhook myleus South America 41.5 TL
1841 Myloplus schomburgkii Disk tetra South America 42 SL
1929 Myloplus ternetzi South America 23.1 SL
1900 Myloplus tiete South America 16.3 SL
1858 Myloplus torquatus South America
2016 Myloplus zorroi South America
1850 Mylossoma acanthogaster South America 28.5 SL
1829 Mylossoma aureum South America 20 TL
1818 Mylossoma duriventre South America 25 SL
1992 Ossubtus xinguense South America 25 TL
1818 Piaractus brachypomus Pirapitinga South America 88 TL
1887 Piaractus mesopotamicus Pacu South America 40.5 SL
1829 Pristobrycon aureus South America
1908 Pristobrycon calmoni South America 15 TL
1992 Pristobrycon careospinus South America 11.1 SL
1992 Pristobrycon maculipinnis South America 24.8 SL
1908 Pristobrycon striolatus South America 20.1 TL
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
1819 Pygopristis denticulata Lobetoothed piranha South America 20 TL
2000 Serrasalmus altispinis South America 19 SL
1965 Serrasalmus altuvei South America 17.3 SL
1861 Serrasalmus auriventris South America
1875 Serrasalmus brandtii White piranha South America 21.2 SL
1991 Serrasalmus compressus South America 19 SL
1929 Serrasalmus eigenmanni South America 35 SL
1858 Serrasalmus elongatus Slender piranha South America 30 TL
1841 Serrasalmus emarginatus South America
1988 Serrasalmus geryi South America 18.1 SL
1855 Serrasalmus gibbus South America 25.5 SL
1992 Serrasalmus gouldingi South America 27.9 SL
2001 Serrasalmus hastatus South America 15.4 SL
1915 Serrasalmus hollandi South America 18.5 SL
1850 Serrasalmus humeralis Pirambeba South America 20 SL
1877 Serrasalmus irritans South America 13.8 SL
1858 Serrasalmus maculatus South America 34.5 TL
1967 Serrasalmus manueli South America 36 SL
1837 Serrasalmus marginatus South America 32.4 TL
1965 Serrasalmus medinai South America 14.8 SL
1969 Serrasalmus nalseni South America 12.6 SL
1993 Serrasalmus neveriensis South America 18 SL
1829 Serrasalmus nigricans South America
1861 Serrasalmus nigricauda South America
2010 Serrasalmus odyssei South America 16.7 SL
1766 Serrasalmus rhombeus Redeye piranha South America 41.5 SL
1964 Serrasalmus sanchezi South America 11.4 SL
1841 Serrasalmus scotopterus South America
1850 Serrasalmus serrulatus South America 19 SL
1858 Serrasalmus spilopleura Speckled piranha South America 25 SL
1841 Serrasalmus stagnatilis South America
1841 Serrasalmus undulatus South America
2016 Tometes ancylorhynchus South America 28.3 SL
2013 Tometes camunani South America 91.1 SL
2016 Tometes kranponhah South America 37 SL
2002 Tometes lebaili South America 51.2 SL
2002 Tometes makue South America 37.9 SL
2017 Tometes siderocarajensis South America 35.2 SL
1850 Tometes trilobatus South America 43 SL
2014 Utiaritichthys esguiceroi South America 26 SL
1992 Utiaritichthys longidorsalis South America 20.3 SL
1937 Utiaritichthys sennaebragai South America 32.2 SL



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