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Pygopristis denticulata

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Contents of this page belong to Pygopristis denticulata is a species of piranha and is the only species of the genus Pygopristis. It is a rare South American fish found in the Orinoco River basin, north and eastern Guiana Shield rivers, and tributaries of the lower Amazon River.[1] Specimens of this species is frequently found in acid clear or black waters. Usually feed on aquatic insects, small fish and fruits (Machado-Allison and Fink, 1996).

P. denticulata grows to about 20.0 centimetres (7.9 in) TL.[1] P. denticulata has 62 chromosomes.[2]

This fish possesses powerful dentition that can cause serious bites. It has scales.[1]

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