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Though perhaps not the most attractive, Piranhas are certainly the most talked about freshwater fish of South America! This tiny river monster - commonly found in the Amazon basin - gets its name from the Brazilian Tupí language, where Piranha literally means ‘Toothfish’.
Piranhas are best known for their sharp teeth and strong jaws, which they use to eat other fish, meat, insects and even their own kind. Attacks on humans are relatively common, though fatal attacks are very rare. Despite their ferocious reputation, Piranhas are themselves preyed upon by caimans and dolphins.
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