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Fish Specimen: Gold Piranha - Pristobrycon Denticulatus For Sale
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.
This is a handmade real animal specimen craft. Each one will be a bit different (specimen size, color and posture) even in the same production batch. The picture in my listing is just for reference as we are selling multiple pieces with the same picture.
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South America: Brazil, Venezuela, French
Guiana, Surinam, Guyana.
The maximum size of the Five-cusped Piranha is around 20cm. (8"), although
in it rarely exceeds 15cm. (6") in size.
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.
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
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
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
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