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what are all the types of piranhas out there ? well that we know about. when i get back and get a my full time job. i am planning in the next year. i would like to buy one of every type. just like to know what i am looking at.
 

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You're gonna need a lot of money if you want to buy them all since there are many of them...Cariba, Piraya, Nattereri, Rhombeus,Spilopleura...!
 

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Some are still in dispute and others are very hard to find and are often bought by hobbyists by pure accident like me and my Serrasalmus Altuvei.
 

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Mr. Hannibal said:
You're gonna need a lot of money if you want to buy them all since there are many of them...Cariba, Piraya, Nattereri, Rhombeus,Spilopleura...!
Not to mention luck and trying to find most of them in your reach.
 

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FYI:

Piranha Species (from OPEFE):

Pygocentrus:

P. piraya
P. cariba
P. nattereri

Names of Pygocentrus species still used by hobbyists but no longer scientifically valid:

Pygocentrus ternetzi
Pygocentrus notatus

Serrasalmus:

S. altispinis
S. gouldingi
S. maculatus
S. neveriensis
S. spilopleura
S. altuvei
S. eigenmanni
S. hastatus
S. manueli
S. rhombeus
S. species
S. brandti
S. elongatus
S. hollandi
S. marginatus
S. robertsoni
S. calmoni
S. geryi
S. humeralis
S. medinai
S. sanchezi
S. compressus
S. gibbus
S. irritans
S. nalseni
S. serrulatus

Names of Serrasalmus species still used by hobbyists which are no longer scientifically valid.

Serrasalmus aesopus
Serrasalmus niger
Serrasalmus altus
Serrasalmus nigricans
Serrasalmus gibbosus
Serrasalmus scapularis

For info on all these species, click the link to OPEFE on the main forum page!
 

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Xenon Posted on May 5 2003, 07:46 PM
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QUOTE (Croz @ May 5 2003, 11:34 AM)
cool thanks. its gonna be a lot of money but think of the collection.

I dont think it is possible to obtain a lot of the serrasalmus genus.
Especially when a few do not have a holotype just a description and a valid name. Plus wholesale dealers add to the confusion with a million common names for one fish species.
 

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hastatus said:
Xenon Posted on May 5 2003, 07:46 PM
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QUOTE (Croz @ May 5 2003, 11:34 AM)
cool thanks. its gonna be a lot of money but think of the collection.

I dont think it is possible to obtain a lot of the serrasalmus genus.
Especially when a few do not have a holotype just a description and a valid name. Plus wholesale dealers add to the confusion with a million common names for one fish species.
Frank is it possible to get information on the ones that DO NOT have the holotype? I know I know, its in OPEFE....lets start reading!
 
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