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Scientific Name Catoprion mento  (Cuvier, 1819)
Common Names Wimple Piranha
Wimpel-Piranha (Germany)
Type Locality Brazil [from the Cabinet d'Ajuda, Lisbon].
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon, Orinoco, Essequibo, and upper Paraguay River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paran√°, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (N. S.) (Série A) Zoologie v. 5, pp 369, Pl. 28 (fig. 3)
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Last Update 2020 Aug 08 10:22 (species record created: 2013 Jun 14 07:47)