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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