Pirapitinga

Theme area:  Amazon
Scientific name:  Piaractus brachypomus
Class:
,  Fish
,  Vertebrates
Continent:
,  North America
,  South America
,  Central America and the Caribbean
Hábitat:  Rivers and lakes
Diet:  Omnivorous
Weight:  20 - 25 kg
Size:  70 - 90 cm
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Conservation status
Extinct
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Endangered
Vulnerable
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated

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Otherwise known as Pacu, these fish have developed teeth that resemble human molars to help them crush nuts and seeds.