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is it true that the belief that these are 2 different species inaccurate? and that may may appear shorter or taller due to origin?

and that a s. rhombeus is the "True Black Piranha"?
 

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Serrasalmus Rhombeus used to be classified as S. Niger in the early ages of piranha research (and some people unfortunately continue to use this name, only adding to the confusion).
By now, the name S. Niger is no longer valid.
 

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thats what i thought.

i was just verifying it, thanks


i went to that website that B.Collins posted about Piranha Exotica and there they had s. rhoms and s.****** under 2 different species list. the ****** were way more expensive and labeled as "true black piranha. the rhom was only labeled as "black piranha".

thanks for reinforcing what i thought to begin with. (i wont be confused again)
 

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Judazzz said:
Serrasalmus Rhombeus used to be classified as S. Niger in the early ages of piranha research (and some people unfortunately continue to use this name, only adding to the confusion).
By now, the name S. Niger is no longer valid.
Very true.. alot of specified names were mostly incorporated into one specified specie through scientific research. Alot of books still have mis-information till today which has Gibbus, Niger, and White piranha all classified different species.
 

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Niger, Gibbus, High back, Diamond, etc are all just the same fish but with a different body shape and locality. IE: Green, Purple Natts. Althought the name S. Niger is not a real fish people use it to get more money because it sound so exotic and rare. But the truth is, they are all the same! Dont be fooled.
 

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Judazzz said:
Serrasalmus Rhombeus used to be classified as S. Niger in the early ages of piranha research (and some people unfortunately continue to use this name, only adding to the confusion).
By now, the name S. Niger is no longer valid.
This is your answer!
 

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Mr. Hannibal said:
Judazzz said:
Serrasalmus Rhombeus used to be classified as S. Niger in the early ages of piranha research (and some people unfortunately continue to use this name, only adding to the confusion).
By now, the name S. Niger is no longer valid.
This is your answer!
ditto
 
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