Red-bellied piranha, Pygocentrus nattereri

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Red-bellied piranha.  The piranhas teeth are so sharp that Amazonian Indians use them as knives.  Each tooth has sawlike edges that allow the fish to slice through prey.  The teeth are continually replaced throughout the piranhas life.  Piranhas are illegal to import, sell or own in California., Pygocentrus nattereri, natural history stock photograph, photo id 13960
Red-bellied piranha. The piranhas teeth are so sharp that Amazonian Indians use them as knives. Each tooth has sawlike edges that allow the fish to slice through prey. The teeth are continually replaced throughout the piranhas life. Piranhas are illegal to import, sell or own in California.

Species: Red piranha, Pygocentrus nattereri
Image ID: 13960
Format: Digital 3:2
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