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Name - Pygocentrus piraya

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Reported Taxonomic Hierarchies

Animalia (Kingdom)
Chordata (Phylum)
Vertebrata (Subphylum)
Pisces (Group)
Osteichthyes (Group)
Characidae (Family)


Recent Publications

  • First report of larval Spiroxys sp. (Nematoda, Gnathostomatidae) in three species of carnivorous fish from Tres Marias Reservoir, Sao Francisco River, Brazil.
  • First record of Pygocentrus piraya (Cuvier 1819) (Characiformes: Serrasalmidae), a new predatory species introduction in the middle and lower Doce River Basin.
  • Hearing capacities and morphology of the auditory system in Serrasalmidae (Teleostei: Otophysi).
  • Use of bioacoustics in species identification: Piranhas from genus Pygocentrus (Teleostei: Serrasalmidae) as a case study.
  • Molecular characterization and genetic relationships of seven piranha species of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus (Characiformes: Serrasalmidae) from Paranl-Paraguay, Sao Francisco and Tocantins River basins in Brazil.

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