Red-bellied Piranha Picture
Description of Red-bellied Piranha Fish as shown in photograph image above! Red-bellied Piranha Scientific name - (Pygocentrus nattereri)! *Red-bellied Piranhas are a schooling species. Red-bellied Piranhas have the reputation of being one of the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. Their short jaws are quite powerful and lined with razor sharp teeth, well able to take a chunk of flesh out of much larger fish. As their name suggests they have a reddish tinge underneath their bellies. *They grow to a maximum of 33 cm and a weight of 3.5 kg. Red-bellied Piranha fish are usually found in freshwater rivers on the continent of South American in such countries as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, in large shoal. *Piranhas predominantly eat other fish but myth suggests they will attack any creature, no matter what size the animal maybe. *These species of fish have a very good sense of hearing, using a special line of sensors located down the sides of the their bodies, known as lateral line system. This system enables them to find struggling prey in murky water. *Piranha's reputation for attacking humans is almost certainly exaggerated, and putting myth aside, bleeding and struggling animals are likely to be bitten in waters that contain large numbers of Piranhas.