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Red Bellied Piranha
Pygocentrus nattereri Kner, 1858

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Characiformes »  family Characidae - characins »  genus Pygocentrus

Scientific synonyms

Pygocentrus altus Gill, 1870
Pygocentrus ternetzi (Steindachner, 1908)
Rooseveltiella nattereri (Kner, 1858)
Serrasalmo ternetzi Steindachner, 1908
Serrasalmus altus (Gill, 1870)
Serrasalmus nattereri
Serrasalmus ternetzi

Other names

= Red Pirai
= Red Piranha

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