Piranha

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Piranha
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A piranha at the Newport, Kentucky Aquarium
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Infraclass: Teleostei
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Subfamily: Serrasalminae
Géry, 1972
Tribe: Piranha
Genera

Catoprion
Pristobrycon
Pygocentrus
Pygopristis
Serrasalmus
Megapiranha

A piranha or piraña (/pɨˈrɑːn(j)ə/, /pɨˈræn(j)ə/, or /pɨˈrɑːnə/; Portuguese: [piˈɾɐ̃ɲɐ], Spanish: [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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Characidae" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  2. BBC News Online (2007-07-02). "Piranha 'less deadly than feared'". Retrieved 2007-07-02.