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Yellow King Piranha Fish [Serrasalmus Ternetzi] Facts

Friday, July 14, 2017

Yellow King Piranha Fish [Serrasalmus Ternetzi] Facts

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Some piranhas like yellow king piranha are omnivorous and eat more seeds than meat.

The Piranha fish is a ferocious, schooling, fresh water fish native to warm rain forest lowland streams and lakes in South America.

Yellow King Piranha Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Characiformes
Family Serrasalmidae
Genus Serrasalmus
Species S. Ternetzi
Scientific Name Serrasalmus Ternetzi

Yellow King Piranha Fish Fun Facts

⧪ Yellow King Piranha are South American fish with razor-sharp teeth and a reputation for feeding frenzies.

⧪ Piranha fish are commonly consumed by fishermen and frequently sold for food in local markets.

⧪ In recent decades, dried yellow king piranha specimens have been marketed as tourist souvenirs.

⧪ The Yellow king piranha top and bottom teeth work together like scissors to cut up food.

⧪ They lose and regrow teeth, much like sharks.