Pygocentrus cariba

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Pygocentrus cariba
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Serrasalmidae
Genus: Pygocentrus
Species: P. cariba
Binomial name
Pygocentrus cariba
(Humboldt, 1821)

Pygocentrus cariba or Black Spot Piranha is a species of piranha native to the Orinoco River basin lowlands and the Llanos region in Venezuela and Colombia. This species can reach a length of 27.9 centimetres (11.0 in) TL. It is popular as a game fish.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pygocentrus cariba" in FishBase. April 2013 version.