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Serrasalmus  Lacepčde, 1803
Taxonomic Serial No.: 163261

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Serrasalmo Dumeril, 1806
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons ŕ nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderCharaciformes  – piranhas, leporins, piranhas  
                               FamilyCharacidae  – American characins, characins, tetras, carácidos, characins, charicidés, tétras  
                                  GenusSerrasalmus Lacepčde, 1803  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Serrasalmus altispinis Merckx, Jégu and Mendes dos Santos, 2000  
                                     Species Serrasalmus altuvei Ramírez, 1965  
                                     Species Serrasalmus brandtii Lütken, 1875  
                                     Species Serrasalmus compressus Jégu, Leao and dos Santos, 1991  
                                     Species Serrasalmus eigenmanni Norman, 1929  
                                     Species Serrasalmus elongatus Kner, 1858  
                                     Species Serrasalmus geryi Jégu and dos Santos, 1988  
                                     Species Serrasalmus gibbus Castelnau, 1855  
                                     Species Serrasalmus gouldingi Fink and Machado-Allison, 1992  
                                     Species Serrasalmus hastatus Fink and Machado-Allison, 2001  
                                     Species Serrasalmus hollandi Eigenmann, 1915  
                                     Species Serrasalmus humeralis Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1850  
                                     Species Serrasalmus irritans Peters, 1877  
                                     Species Serrasalmus maculatus Kner, 1858  
                                     Species Serrasalmus manueli (Fernández-Yépez and Ramírez, 1967)  
                                     Species Serrasalmus marginatus Valenciennes, 1836  
                                     Species Serrasalmus medinai Ramírez, 1965  
                                     Species Serrasalmus nalseni Fernández-Yépez, 1969  
                                     Species Serrasalmus neveriensis Machado-Allison, Fink, López Rojas and Rodenas, 1993  
                                     Species Serrasalmus nigricans Spix and Agassiz, 1829  
                                     Species Serrasalmus rhombeus (Linnaeus, 1766) – redeye piranha, spotted piranha 
                                     Species Serrasalmus sanchezi Géry, 1964  
                                     Species Serrasalmus serrulatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1850)  
                                     Species Serrasalmus spilopleura Kner, 1858 – dark-banded piranha, dark-banded piranha 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Serrasalmus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Serrasalmus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Reference for: Serrasalmus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Serrasalmus   

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