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Fish Identification: Find Species

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Serrasalmidae

Genus: Piaractus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Piaractus brachypomus Pirapitinga South America 88 TL 1818
Piaractus mesopotamicus Pacu South America 40.5 SL 1887



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