Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg, 1887)
photo by Lovshin, L.

Family:  Serrasalmidae ()
Max. size:  40.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 20 kg
Environment:  demersal, potamodromous
Distribution:  South America: Paraguay-Paraná River basin.
Diagnosis:  Dark grey to silver dorsally and laterally and white ventrally with a yellow breast.
Biology:  Invades the flooded forests to feed on nuts and seeds which fall from trees (Ref. 32894). Reaches around 50.0 cm SL (Ref. 81048).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.03.00
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
Checked by: Jégu, Michel - 23.06.01

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