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n.1.(Zool.) A South American fresh-water fish (Myletes pacu), of the family Characinidæ. It is highly esteemed as food.
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The pair have gone on display in the aquarium's Amazon area alongside a variety of other extraordinary South American species including red bellied piranhas and giant pacu fish.
Men have been warned to be very careful when swimming in Scandinavia, due to sightings of the pacu fish, which is known to eat male genitals.
London, July 8 ( ANI ): Families are staying out of a popular Illinois lake after the discovery of the exotic pacu fish - infamous for killing men by ripping off their testicles.
He finally hooked the pacu fish in a small wooden boat - wearing just shorts and a T-shirt.
Jeremy, left, went out in a small wooden fishing boat and finally landed a 40lb pacu fish, known as "the ball cutter".