Piaractus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Characiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Serrasalmidae
Genus: Piaractus
Species: P. brachypomus – P. mesopotamicus

Name[edit]

Piaractus Eigenmann, 1903

Etymology: From piar (= fat), and actinos (= ray), referring to rayed adipose fin. From: The ETYFish Project

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