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Noun1.Serrasalmus - piranhasSerrasalmus - piranhas        
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Characidae, family Characidae - tropical freshwater fishes of Africa and South America and Central America
caribe, pirana, piranha - small voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and destroy living animals
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The APA of the Curiau River is composed of permanent and temporary lakes within the floodplain forests, favoring a rich diversity of fish species, such as Serrasalmus rhombeus (piranha), Hoplosternum littorale (tamoata), Cichla temensis (tucunare), Hoplias malabaricus (traira), and Piaractus mesopotamicus (pacu).
Phylogeography of the piranha genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus: implications for the diversification of the Neotropical ichthyofauna.
Piscivore fishes showed the highest TP-values, varying between 3.3 (Serrasalmus spilopleura and Serrasalmus rhombeus) and 3.8 (P.
Fish species Sampling site n Zn Semaprochilodus insignis (NC) BUBURE 15 9 [+ or -] 3 Schizodon vittatus (NC) 4 10 [+ or -] 3 Myleus schomburgki (NC) 4 7 [+ or -] 2 Serrasalmus calmoni (C) 3 8 [+ or -] 3 Leporinus friderici (NC) 3 5 [+ or -] 1 Rhytiodus sp.
Piranhas of the genus Serrasalmus have been studied in a number of Brazilian rivers [18-24], although no data are available for the Araguari-Amapa basin.
En Venezuela existen varias especies de pez Caribe, este termino comprende cuatro generos, Pygopristis, Pygocentrus, Pristobobrycon y Serrasalmus [23].
copelandii is similar to those achieved by Tavares (1986), Sato & Godinho (1988), Bazzoli & Rizzo (1990), Tavares & Godinho (1994) and Diniz (1997) for species of the same genus, and for other teleosts as Curimatella lepidura (ANDRADE, 1990), Schizodon knerii (FERREIRA & GODINHO, 1990), and Mycteroperca venenosa (GARCIA-CAGIDE & GARCIA, 1996), Serrasalmus brandtii (TELES & GODINHO, 1997) and Pimelodus clarias maculates (FLORES & ARAYA, 2005).
The teen took on the challenge with a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a mobile app called Fleksy which is designed to make texting easier through a larger on-screen keypad that's more like a PC and had to type out the paragraph: "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world.
Curious Connections--The strongest bite force of any bony fish ever recorded is 320 Newtons (N)--from South America's black piranha (Serrasalmus rhombeus)--the largest species of carnivorous piranha.