Top 10 Facts About Piranhas

Top 10 Facts About Piranhas


Top 10 Facts About Piranhas 1. Piranhas are indigenous to the Amazon basin,but
have also been discovered in remote corners of the world like the Kaptai Lake in southeast
Bangladesh and the Lijiang River in China. 2.Piranhas have one of the strongest bites
found in bony fishes. Relative to body mass, the black piranha produces one of the most
forceful bites measured in vertebrates. 3. Piranhas have a reputation as ferocious
predators that hunt their prey in schools. Recent research, however, discovered they
are timid fish that schooled for protection from their own predators like the caiman,
so they are basically regular fish with big teeth. 4. Piranha teeth are often used to make tools
and weapons by the indigenous population. 5.Fatal attacks are rare, but have occurred
in the Amazon basin. 6. According to one study in Suriname, piranha
attacks tend to peak in the dry season when food is scarce and the water levels are lower,
leading to heavier than usual concentrations of fish in the water. 7. Piranhas can be bought as pets in some
areas, The most common aquarium piranha is, the red-bellied piranha 8. Piranhas lay their eggs in pits dug during
the breeding and swim around to protect them until they hatch. 9.Piranhas are also popular as food, although
if an individual piranha is caught on a hook and line, it may be attacked by others. 10. All piranhas have a single row of sharp
teeth in both jaws; the teeth are tightly packed and interlocking and are used for rapid
puncture and shearing.

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