Serrasalmus marginatus

The Serrasalmus marginatus lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The piranha, Serrasalmus marginatus is an abundant fish in the floodplains of the upper Para More

Serrasalmus marginatus has at various times been considered a synonym of S. rhombeus and S. humeralis, but is currently considered to be distinct. More

with consequent invasion of Serrasalmus marginatus in the upper stream. This event was followed by the reduction in the abundance of the native species, S. spilopleura. Analyzes of reproductive activity these species revealed that in lotic waters S. More

Serrasalmus marginatus invaded the Upper Paraná River after construction of the Itaipu Dam in November 1982. This was followed by a reduction in abundance of the native species S. spilopleura. More

Common names

Catirina in Portuguese (Português)
Kultavatsapiraija in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Pirambeba in Portuguese (Português)
Piraña-paña in Spanish (español)
Piranha in Portuguese (Português)

Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Serrasalmus
Species : Serrasalmus marginatus
Authority : Valenciennes, 1837