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Evolution zone

Red-bellied Piranha

Red-bellied Piranha

Scientific name: Pygocentrus nattereri

Average lifespan

10 years


Up to 0.5 m


South America

Did you know?

Red-bellied piranhas live in a group which consist more than 100 individual as a self-protection strategy.

Red-bellied piranhas will hunt their prey in a group by attacking the eyes and tails first to immobilize their prey.

They use the regrow triangular and razor-sharp teeth to tear the food like a set of “scissor”.