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Family: Serrasalmidae



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acnodon normani Sheep-pacu South America 19.9 TL 1951
Acnodon oligacanthus South America 20 TL 1844
Acnodon senai South America 13.2 SL 1990
Catoprion mento Wimple piranha South America 15 SL 1819
Colossoma macropomum Cachama South America 108 TL 1816
Metynnis altidorsalis South America 11.2 SL 1923
Metynnis argenteus South America 14.0 SL 1923
Metynnis cuiaba South America 14.3 SL 2009
Metynnis fasciatus South America 5.8 SL 1931
Metynnis guaporensis South America 16 SL 1915
Metynnis hypsauchen Silver dollar South America 18 SL 1844
Metynnis lippincottianus South America 16.4 SL 1870
Metynnis longipinnis South America 6.7 SL 2008
Metynnis luna South America 12.9 SL 1878
Metynnis maculatus Spotted metynnis South America 18 TL 1858
Metynnis mola South America 15 TL 1903
Metynnis orinocensis South America 1908
Metynnis otuquensis South America 8.7 SL 1923
Metynnis polystictus South America 16.7 SL 2008
Mylesinus paraschomburgkii South America 35 SL 1989
Mylesinus paucisquamatus South America 22 SL 1988
Mylesinus schomburgkii South America 1850
Myleus altipinnis South America 1850
Myleus knerii South America 12.1 SL 1881
Myleus latus South America 1841
Myleus micans South America 27.6 SL 1875
Myleus pacu South America 20 TL 1841
Myleus setiger South America 27 SL 1844
Myloplus arnoldi South America 33 TL 1936
Myloplus asterias South America 25 TL 1844
Myloplus levis South America 20 SL 1907
Myloplus lobatus South America 24.5 SL 1850
Myloplus lucienae South America 33.8 SL 2016
Myloplus planquettei South America 58 SL 2003
Myloplus rhomboidalis South America 40.7 TL 1818
Myloplus rubripinnis Redhook myleus South America 41.5 TL 1844
Myloplus schomburgkii Disk tetra South America 42 SL 1841
Myloplus ternetzi South America 23.1 SL 1929
Myloplus tiete South America 16.3 SL 1900
Myloplus torquatus South America 1858
Myloplus zorroi South America 2016
Mylossoma acanthogaster South America 28.5 SL 1850
Mylossoma aureum South America 20 TL 1829
Mylossoma duriventre South America 25 SL 1818
Ossubtus xinguense South America 25 TL 1992
Piaractus brachypomus Pirapitinga South America 88 TL 1818
Piaractus mesopotamicus Pacu South America 40.5 SL 1887
Pristobrycon aureus South America 1829
Pristobrycon calmoni South America 15 TL 1908
Pristobrycon careospinus South America 11.1 SL 1992
Pristobrycon maculipinnis South America 24.8 SL 1992
Pristobrycon striolatus South America 20.1 TL 1908
Pygocentrus cariba Black spot piranha South America 27.9 TL 1821
Pygocentrus nattereri Red piranha South America 50 SL 1858
Pygocentrus palometa South America 1850
Pygocentrus piraya San Francisco piranha South America 34 SL 1819
Pygopristis denticulata Lobetoothed piranha South America 21.5 TL 1819
Serrasalmus altispinis South America 19 SL 2000
Serrasalmus altuvei South America 17.3 SL 1965
Serrasalmus auriventris South America 1861
Serrasalmus brandtii White piranha South America 21.2 SL 1875
Serrasalmus compressus South America 19 SL 1991
Serrasalmus eigenmanni South America 35 SL 1929
Serrasalmus elongatus Slender piranha South America 30 TL 1858
Serrasalmus emarginatus South America 1841
Serrasalmus geryi South America 18.1 SL 1988
Serrasalmus gibbus South America 25.5 SL 1855
Serrasalmus gouldingi South America 27.9 SL 1992
Serrasalmus hastatus South America 15.5 SL 2001
Serrasalmus hollandi South America 18.5 SL 1915
Serrasalmus humeralis Pirambeba South America 20 SL 1850
Serrasalmus irritans South America 13.8 SL 1877
Serrasalmus maculatus South America 34.5 TL 1858
Serrasalmus manueli South America 36 SL 1967
Serrasalmus marginatus South America 32.4 TL 1837
Serrasalmus medinai South America 14.8 SL 1965
Serrasalmus nalseni South America 12.6 SL 1969
Serrasalmus neveriensis South America 18 SL 1993
Serrasalmus nigricans South America 1829
Serrasalmus nigricauda South America 1861
Serrasalmus odyssei South America 16.7 SL 2010
Serrasalmus rhombeus Redeye piranha South America 41.5 SL 1766
Serrasalmus sanchezi South America 11.4 SL 1964
Serrasalmus scotopterus South America 1841
Serrasalmus serrulatus South America 19 SL 1850
Serrasalmus spilopleura Speckled piranha South America 25 SL 1858
Serrasalmus stagnatilis South America 1841
Serrasalmus undulatus South America 1841
Tometes ancylorhynchus South America 28.3 SL 2016
Tometes camunani South America 91.1 SL 2013
Tometes kranponhah South America 37 SL 2016
Tometes lebaili South America 51.2 SL 2002
Tometes makue South America 37.9 SL 2002
Tometes siderocarajensis South America 35.2 SL 2017
Tometes trilobatus South America 43 SL 1850
Utiaritichthys esguiceroi South America 26 SL 2014
Utiaritichthys longidorsalis South America 20.3 SL 1992
Utiaritichthys sennaebragai South America 32.2 SL 1937



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