Black piranha

Serrasalmus rhombeus , is a fish of the piranha family Characidae found in South America in the Amazon and Orinoco river basins, the north and eastern Guiana Shield rivers, and northeastern Brazilian coastal rivers.

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The Black piranha lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 5.8 - 7.0, dH range: 10 environment.

The Black Piranha is quite possibly the most feared of all Piranhas. This large characin is rare, so rare in fact that some even doubt its existence all together. This is because many Piranhas whose color had darkened with age were mistakenly classified as S. More

Black piranhas come in from the wild. We've never seen babies. Black or White Piranha? Serrasalmus rhombeus, when young, should be called “white piranhas.” Their silver bodies sport juvenile spots and black trim on their fins. More

Adult black piranhas, Serrasalmus rhombeus, were radio-tracked using purpose built equipment in the 2.6 km long oxbow lake Coco Cocha, south east Peru during a five month period in the dry season of 1995. Fish were tagged externally in front of the dorsal fin. S. More

Picture of young Black Piranha Picture of semi-adult Black Piranha Left: Young Black Piranha, still showing spots and lighter colouration. Right: Semi-adult Black Piranha, starting to show darker colouration and the distinctive red eye. More

The Black Piranha is found all over the Amazon Basin. It is one of the most widly spread Piranha in South America. Our Price: $45. More

The term black piranha is a term used by native Indians in the Amazon area to describe a large number of different piranha species. More

only my observations in owning and studying black piranhas for twenty years. You may not believe anything or certain parts of what I say but I take solace in the fact that other black piranha owners will verify in their mind the veracity of what I have written. More

species as black piranha, when in fact they may be other species such as S. sanchezi, S. compressus or even S. spilopluera and S. brandtii. Since all of these fish should be kept solitary, and they have similar dietary requirements, most hobbyists never know the difference. More

Black Piranha Information Search Gallery Black Piranha, Serrasalmus rhombeus The Black Piranha originates from the Amazon and Orinoco river basins in South America. More

The Black piranha has a reputation for being an even more voracious feeder than the Red-bellied piranha, as is evident by its more pronounced jaw. More

just for the fun of it other black piranhas aquascape has are Black Piranha 2.5"-3"peru 35.00 Black Piranha 4" Peru 50.00 Black Piranha 5"-6" Peru 75.00 and there monster black peru Black Piranha 14" Peru 800. More

always eats when i'm away!) i thought and heard black piranhas were one of the most aggressive fish out there and i was curious to see their personalities and what they were like. if anyone out there has any info. More

Black piranha can refer to either of 2 species of these fish: * Serrasalmus rhombeus (redeye piranha) which includes the fish formerly known as S. More

Black Piranha Amazon Knife (Mirror PLN) Retail Price: $249.00 Our Price: $139. More

The redeye piranha or black piranha, Serrasalmus rhombeus, is a fish of the piranha family Characidae found in South America in the Amazon and Orinoco river basins, the north and eastern Guiana Shield rivers, and northeastern Brazilian coastal rivers. Its length is up to 41.5 cm. More

Common names

Black piranha in English
Caribe amarillo in English
Caribe pinche in Spanish (español)
Gefleckter Sägesalmler in German (Deutsch)
Ibap in Creole, French
Ibap in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Mustapiraija in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Paña in Spanish (español)
Pëne in Creole, French
Pëne in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Pilay in Creole, French
Pilay in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Pilin in Creole, French
Pilin in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Piraña in Spanish (español)
Piraña negra in Spanish (español)
Piranha in English
Piranha preta in Portuguese (Português)
Piray de nuit in Creole, French
Piray de nuit in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Pireng in Creole, French
Pireng in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Poson sizo in Creole, French
Poson sizo in Creoles and Pidgins, French
redeye piranha in English
Roter Piranha in German (Deutsch)
Serrasalmus rhombeus in Catalan (Català)
Serrasalmus rhombeus in Spanish (español)
Sort piratfisk in Danish (dansk)
spotted piranha in English
Weißer Piranha in German (Deutsch)
White piranha in English
Yellow piranha in English
白鋸脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
白锯脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
黑鋸脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
黑锯脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Serrasalmus
Species : Serrasalmus rhombeus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1766