A Red-bellied Piranha, Pygocentrus nattereri, was observed at the Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi, Texas.
This fish is native to Brazil, Amazon River basin, but I do not know the details of its provenance, so I'm marking it as captive. If I should change it to wild, please let me know.
Similarly, I don't know if I should set the map to the aquarium where I saw it or its native range, which would be a huge error margin.
Pez en el río San Juan, dentro de la Comunidad de los Negros Mascogos.
Found dead on the coast of the Paraguay river.
Found dead on the coast of thr Paraguay river.
Found dead on the coast of the Parana river.
Found dead on the coast of the river.
Collected in the bay of the river Paraguay, Pantanal of Mato Grosso - Brazil.
Coletado em baía do rio Paraguai, Pantanal do Mato Grosso - Brasil.
The Characidae, characids or characins are a family of freshwater subtropical and tropical fish, belonging to the order Characiformes. The name "characins" is the historical one, but scientists today tend to prefer "characids" to reflect their status as a by and large monophyletic group at family rank. To arrive there, this family has undergone much systematic and taxonomic change. Among those fishes that remain in the Characidae for the time being are the tetras, comprising the...