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Myleus is a genus of serrasalmids from South America, where found in the Amazon, Orinoco, São Francisco and ParaguayParaná basins, as well as river basin of the Guiana Shield. Members of this genus are primarily herbivores, but also take some animal matter. Their strong teeth means that larger individuals can inflict severe bites on humans.


The 15 currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Myleus in FishBase. April 2013 version.


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