Pygocentrus palometa

The Pygocentrus palometa lives in the pelagic, freshwater environment.

Pygocentrus palometa (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1850) but as a nomen dubium (= dubious name). No types known. More

Regarding Pygocentrus palometa: * I have included this name because the species name is beginning to surface among exporters and dealers. It was time to address this species before to many hobbyists consider it an actual valid species to be collected. M. More

* Pygocentrus palometa, species of Piranha * Palometa, Trachinotus goodei, a Caribbean gamefish Disambig gray.svg This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. More

The first of these, Pygocentrus palometa, was first described by the ichthyologist A. Valenciennes in 1849. It is listed as occurring in the lower Rio Orinoco, Venezuela but little further information is available. More

Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Pygocentrus
Species : Pygocentrus palometa
Authority : Valenciennes, 1850