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characin

a carnivorous fish belonging to the order Cyprinoidea. Includes piranha.
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Hemigrammus arua, a new species of characid (Characiformes: Characidae) from the lower Amazon, Brazil.
Description of a new genus with six new species from southern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, with a discussion of a putative characid clade (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae).
For example, the large-sized characids Salminus and Brycon clearly only develop fin hooks during the breeding period (F.
Apparently, a similar condition among characids is found only in the distantly related genus Mimagoniates, family Glandulocaudinae (Menezes & Weitzman 1990, Menezes & Weitzman in press).