genus Serrasalmus


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Noun1.genus Serrasalmus - piranhasgenus Serrasalmus - 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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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.
cariba and the species of the genus Serrasalmus so far studied, in terms of the number and type of chromosomes, multiplicity of NORbearing chromosomes and the distribution of constitutive heterochromatin located in centromeric and telomeric position, reinforces the hypothesis of the close phylogenetic relationship between the genera Pygocentrus and Serrasalmus.