Serrasalmidae — Piranhas and Pacus

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Abstract

The family Serrasalmidae is a morphologically and ecologically diverse group of South American freshwater fishes consisting of 16 genera and about 91 valid species. This chapter is a summary of the current state of knowledge on serrasalmid taxonomy, species richness, and ecology, and provides an identification key to the genera and references to relevant literature for species-level identifications. Included is information on native and non-native populations.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Serrasalmidae — Piranhas and Pacus
ISBN 9780691170749
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Princeton University Press
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 25 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Field guide to the fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas
First page 172
Last page 196