Red-bellied Piranha

No, I don't eat humans !

about Red-bellied Piranha

Scientific name :

Pygocentrus nattereri

Common name :

Red-bellied Piranha

Native to :

originally from tropical area of South America. It have been introduced to the south of the USA and in India.

Size :

30 to 50 cm

Conservation status :


Lifespan :

up to 20 years

Diet :

opportinist, it's manly a scavenger, cleaning the water stream it habitate

Reproduction :

contrary to what we could belive, its a caring parent. The male build and defend nest where the female come lay 5000 to 20000 eggs

Location in the Tropicale Reserve :

in the South-american enclosure

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