Scientific name: Colossoma macropomum

Collector name: Ray Bandar – RB

Notes: Though this fish is similar in shape and size to a piranha, its teeth tell a different story. It fasts for months, then comes inland with floodwaters, swimming up under trees to eat fallen fruit.

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