Red Pirahna

Pygocentrus nattereri

With its strong jaws and razor-sharp teeth, a red-bellied piranha can easily strip its prey to the bone. Though it is capable of attacking and feeding on larger animals, the piranha’s reputation as a vicious man-eater is unwarranted. It typically eats other fish, crustaceans, and insect.

Fact File

lengthLength: Up to 1 ft
weightWeight: 7.5 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 8 to 10 yrs
habitatHabitat: Rivers
dietDiet: Fish and aquatic invertebrates