Fish Specimen: Gold Piranha - Pristobrycon Denticulatus

Fish Specimen: Gold Piranha - Pristobrycon Denticulatus

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Real Gold Piranha - Pristobrycon denticulatus specimen encased in our proprietary developed lucite material. The specimen is crystal clear, transparent and indestructible. Safe,authentic and completely unbreakable specimen putthe Fish right at your fingertips

Anyone can safely explore the Fish from every angle. It is clear enough for microscope observation.

Length of the Fish from mouth to tail is 7.0 cm (2.8 inch).

Size of thelucite block is 8.8x5.8x2.0 cm (3.5x2.3x0.8 inch).

Weight of the block is 120 g and 150 g with packing box.

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Gold Piranha - Pristobrycon denticulatus

Subclass: Neopterygii Infraclass: Teleostei Order: Characiformes Family: Characidae Subfamily: Serrasalminae

Genus: Pygocentrus Species: P. denticulatus

South America: Brazil, Venezuela, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana.

Maximum Size:
The maximum size of the Five-cusped Piranha is around 20cm. (8"), although in it rarely exceeds 15cm. (6") in size.

Body Characteristics:
The Piranha is a silver bodied fish with lemon-trimmings on fins and oversized adipose fin. Resembles a Pacu or Silver Dollar but it has a pugnose and semi-slung lower jaw (to suit the more predatory lifestyle).
The body is similar in shape to P. nattereri, except the fins are oversized including the adipose fin. A pattern of elongated bars and even dark speckled spots may be present on the body. Adults may turn dark brown in color. Juveniles bare a striking resemble to species found in Metynnis. Fish posseses a unique tooth structure. It is crenulated (penticuspid) making it fairly easy to identify from other species of piranha.
The colors of this species are variable, but normally the upper part of the body is blue, the lower part well as the base of the caudal fin yellow, or orange, and the rest of the body bright red (eye, cheeks, and fins, in their distal part for the dorsal and caudal fins). The the dorsal, anal and tail fins have a greyish-white margin at the ends.

Distinctive/unique features:

Clear eyes.
Laterally compressed body.
Unique shape of the tooth.
Yellowish to red fins with grey base.
Convex, somewhat Pygocentrus-shaped head.

A piranha is a member of family Characidae in order Characiformes, an omnivorous freshwater fish that inhabits South American rivers. They are known for their sharp teeth and a voracious appetite for meat.

All piranhas have a single row of sharp teeth in both jaws; the teeth are tightly packed and interlocking (via small cusps) and used for rapid puncture and shearing. Individual teeth are typically broadly triangular, pointed and blade-like (flat in profile). There is minor variation in the number of cusps; in most species, the teeth are tricuspid with a larger middle cusp which makes the individual teeth appear markedly triangular.

Piranha have a reputation as ferocious predators that hunt their prey in schools. Recent research, however, which "started off with the premise that they school as a means of cooperative hunting", discovered that they are timid fish that schooled for protection from their own predators, such as cormorants, caimans, and dolphins. Piranhas are "basically like regular fish with large teeth".

Piranha teeth are often used to make tools and weapons by the indigenous population. Piranhas are also popular as food, although if an individual piranha is caught on a hook or line, it may be attacked by other (free) piranhas.

Piranhas are commonly consumed by subsistence fishermen, and often sold for food in local markets. In recent decades, dried specimens have been marketed as tourist souvenirs. Piranhas occasionally bite and sometimes injure bathers and swimmers. A piranha bite is considered more an act of carelessness than that of misfortune, but piranhas are a considerable nuisance to commercial and sport fishers because they steal bait, mutilate catch, damage nets and other gear, and may bite when handled.

The most common aquarium piranha is Pygocentrus nattereri, the red-bellied piranha.

It is important to keep Pygocentrus piranhas alone or in groups of four or more, not in pairs, since aggression among them is common, not allowing the weaker fish to survive, and is distributed more widely when kept in larger groups. It is not rare to find individuals with one eye missing due to a previous attack. Piranhas are likely to become cannibalistic on others in their group if underfed.

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