Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Has powerful dentition that can inflict serious bites (Ref. 4537).
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Distribution

South America: widely distributed in the Orinoco River basin lowlands and tributaries.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 279 mm ---
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Max. size

27.9 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 39031)); max. published weight: 560 g (Ref. 6870)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Between 4 and 5 cm length, Pygocentrus cariba shifted to a diet comprised mainly of whole fishes and pieces of fish flesh (Ref. 26297).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

gamefish: yes
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Wikipedia

Pygocentrus cariba

Pygocentrus cariba or Black Spot Piranha is a species of piranha native to the Orinoco River basin lowlands and the Llanos region in Venezuela and Colombia. This species can reach a length of 27.9 centimetres (11.0 in) TL. It is popular as a game fish.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pygocentrus cariba" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
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