Piranha
Temporal range: Miocene–Recent
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A reid-bellied piranha at the Newport Aquarium
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Actinopterygii
Subcless: Neopterygii
Infracless: Teleostei
Order: Characiformes
Faimily: Serrasalmidae
Tribe: Piranha
Genera

Catoprion
Pristobrycon
Pygocentrus
Pygopristis
Serrasalmus
Megapiranha

A piranha or piraña (/pˈrɑːnʲə/, /pˈrænʲə/, or /pˈrɑːnə/; Portuguese: [piˈɾɐ̃ɲɐ], Spaingie: [piˈɾaɲa]) is a member o faimily Characidae[1] in order Characiformes, an omnivorous[2] freshwatter fish that inhabits Sooth American rivers. In Venezuela, thay are cried caribes. Thay are kent for thair sharp teeth an a voracious appetite for meat.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Characidae" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  2. BBC News Online (2 Julie 2007). "Piranha 'less deadly than feared'". Retrieved 2 Julie 2007.