Piaractus brachypomus

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Piaractus brachypomus

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/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Serrasalmidae
Genus: Piaractus
Species: Piaractus brachypomus

Name[edit]

Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier, 1818)

Holotype (unique): MNHN A-8627

Type locality: Brazil

Etymology: From brachy (= short), and pomum (= operculum), referring to shorter operculum compared to Colossoma macropomum. From: The ETYFish Project.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Red-bellied Pacu, Pirapitinga
português: Pirapitinga, Caranha