Pygopristis denticulata (Cuvier, 1819)
Lobetoothed piranha
Pygopristis denticulata
photo by Busson, F.

 Family:  Serrasalmidae ()
 Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  South America: Orinoco River basin, north and eastern Guiana Shield rivers; tributaries of the lower Amazon River.
 Biology:  Rare (Ref. 12225). Possesses powerful dentition that can cause serious bites.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 05.08.94
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
 Checked by: J├ęgu, Michel - 25.06.01

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