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Red-bellied piranha +

Pygocentrus nattereri

Themenwelt: Gondwanaland
  • Red-bellied piranha
  • Red-bellied piranha
  • Red-bellied piranha
  • Red-bellied piranha
  • Red-bellied piranha

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Still, piranhas are regarded as bloodthirsty and shall be able to gnaw off animals or humans that have fallen into the water to their bones in a matter of minutes. That those prejudices are exaggerated can be seen in the example of Indians happily going for a swim in the habitat of the piranhas. Even people that have been attacked were not severely injured. Only having open wounds can be dangerous.
Status according to Red List: not evaluated


Order characiformes, family characins


Fishes, insects, crabs, molluscs, injured animals, carcass and vegetarian food


Amazon basin and Orinoco basin as well as catchment area of the Rio Paraguay and the Rio Paraná


Up to 4,000 eggs are laid into a spawn den; the males defend the spawn; eclosion of the larvae after 34


Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Not evaluated (NE)

Status according to Red List:Not evaluated (NE)

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