Gold Dust Piranha :: Yellow King Emperor Piranha Pygocentrus ternetzi. This concerns a variation on the red-bellied Piranha although it is not yet formally classified as a seperate specie. Geotagged,Gold Dust Piranha,Oliemeulen,Piranha,The Netherlands,Yellow King Emperor Piranha,fish Click/tap to enlarge

Gold Dust Piranha :: Yellow King Emperor Piranha

Pygocentrus ternetzi. This concerns a variation on the red-bellied Piranha although it is not yet formally classified as a seperate specie.

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The red-bellied piranha is a species of piranha. This species lives in the Amazon River Basin, coastal rivers of northeastern Brazil, and the basins of the Paraguay, ParanĂ¡ and Essequibo Rivers. The red-bellied piranha has the reputation for being one of the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. Their set of razor sharp teeth are capable of stripping flesh from prey and dead animals. As their name suggests, they have a reddish tinge to the belly when fully grown, although juveniles are a.. more

Similar species: Characins And Allies
Species identified by Ludo Sak
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Uploaded Feb 16, 2012. Captured Jan 15, 2012 12:36 in Lage Witsiebaan 85, 5042 West Tilburg, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.3
  • 1/60s
  • ISO360
  • 70mm