Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
Black piranha Cyndy Parr, FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Caribe amarillo FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Piranha FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
redeye piranha FishBase, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
spotted piranha FishBase, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
White piranha FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Yellow piranha FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Danish

Name Sources Status
Sort piratfisk FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Mustapiraija FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

German

Name Sources Status
Gefleckter Sägesalmler FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Roter Piranha FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Weißer Piranha FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Mandarin Chinese

Name Sources Status
白鋸脂鯉 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
白锯脂鲤 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
黑鋸脂鯉 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
黑锯脂鲤 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Pirambeba FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Piranha FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Piranha branca FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
piranha negra FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Piranha preta FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Piranha tinga FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
piranja branca FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Candirú FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Caribe pinche FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Paña FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Piraña FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Piraña negra FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
pirá-i FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Serrasalmus rhombeus Unknown Trusted

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