Payaras eat most fish smaller than them, but the bulk of their diet is comprised of piranhas, which they impale with their sharp teeth.

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The Payara lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The mouth of the payara is what sets them apart from all other gamefish, as they sport an intimidating set of razor sharp fangs which protrude from the lower jaw like two glistening ivory framing nails. More

visiting the Amazon/Orinoco Watershed of South America, the payara is rapidly gaining ground as a prized sportfish by international anglers looking for the ultimate in light tackle sportfishing. More

An incredible fish, the Payara is a Sabre Toothed Tiger Fish that has two large fangs on its lower jaw that have led to its common names of Vampire Tetra and Vampire Characin. More

fish, the Payara are prized by fisherman for their fighting ability. They inhabit fast moving rivers and are often found in schools. The Sabertooth Characin is one of the Sabre Toothed Tiger Fish. More

Payaras eat most fish smaller than them, but the bulk of their diet is comprised of piranhas, which they impale with their sharp teeth. Payaras also share the same habitat with peacock bass. They are also known as cachorras in Venezuela. More

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Payara fishing information, articles and guided fishing trips in South America. More

Payara fishing in the fast water of beautiful Uraima Falls.....These fanged monsters strike like Mack trucks and run and jump like hurdlers. More

The Payara™ is an aggressive design for the serious outdoorsman, named after the elusive and vicious saber-toothed fish found in South American rivers that feeds on Piranha by impaling them on fangs up to six inches in length! Building on the proven Al Mar More

Payara Fish Species Information Scientific Fish Name: Hydrolycus scomberoides Other Fish Species Names: Dog Tooth Characin, vampire fish Regions Fished: Orinoco River in Venezuela World Record: More

Rivers, the Payara is found in the family Cynodontidae. This silvery carnivore tends to feed on other fishes and will look for other prey of opportunity. Also known as the "Vampire Fish" the Payara have excessively long teeth protruding from its lower jaw. More

Payara can reach 40 lbs. Another World Class Fighter Payara take the art of the fight to another level. They combine some of the best characteristics known among fighting fish to provide an extraordinary angling experience. More

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If you're looking to fish for payara in the Amazon and Orinoco River regions of Brazil and Venezuela, this is the place to start planning your trip, learn more about the species and payara fishing tactics, and outfit yourself with tackle, lures, clothing and other great stuff More

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Common names

Cachorra in Portuguese (Português)
Chambira in Spanish (español)
Dientón in Spanish (español)
Makrellignende vandhund in Danish (dansk)
Mustasusitetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Payara in English
Payara in Spanish (español)
Peixe cachorro in Portuguese (Português)
Pirandirá in Portuguese (Português)
Saranha do rabo amarelo in Portuguese (Português)
Siipisusitetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Tétra vampire in French (français)
Wolfsalmler in German (Deutsch)
似鯖水狼脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
似鲭水狼脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
大胸水狼脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
大胸水狼脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Cynodontidae
Genus : Hydrolycus
Species : Hydrolycus scomberoides
Authority : Cuvier, 1819