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INSIDE OPEFE

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THE SPECIES

Subfamily Serrasalminae? or Family Serrasalmidae? VIEW

Genus Pygocentrus

Species list VIEW

Genus Pristobrycon

Species list VIEW

Genus Pygopristis

Genus Serrasalmus

Species list VIEW

Genus Catoprion

Genus Metynnis

PIRANHA TEETH
Assorted teeth VIEW
PACU & SILVER DOLLAR TEETH
Assorted Teeth VIEW
NON-PIRANHA SPECIES

Other Predatory Fishes VIEW

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BREEDING PIRANHAS

 

1. Breeding The Red-bellied piranha VIEW

 

2. Breeding  Serrasalmus spilopleura VIEW

 

3. Breeding Pygocentrus nattereri VIEW

 

4. Breeding Serrasalmus maculatus VIEW

 

5. Breeding Pygocentrus caruba Venezuela VIEW

 

THE LAW V. PIRANHAS

 

1. Laws and Piranhas VIEW

 

2. State Statute List of Prohibited Piranha VIEW

 

3. ODFW tries to change law .VIEW

 

4. Ruling in Oregon Piranhas sets Precedence. VIEW

 

5. Testimony of Frank Magallanes VIEW

 

6. Pacus, Harmless or a Menace? VIEW

 

7. How do modern scientists view the piranha today? VIEW

 

8. Brazilian Law and Exporting Ornamental Fishes. VIEW

 

PIRANHA NEWS AND OTHER TOPICS

 

1. Monster making, Public fears of Piranhas and President Theodore Roosevelt. VIEW

 

2. Swim the Amazon will try to break old record. VIEW

 

3. News Day.com Denise Flaim VIEW

Removed search on News Days.com

 

4. Piranha Soup VIEW

 

 

THE SCIENCES, VISITING LABS and AMAZON TOURS

 

1.   List of published Scientific documents VIEW

 

2.   Photo Album of Serrasalminae Fishes VIEW

 

3.   Projeto Piaba - Project Ornamental Fishes VIEW

 

4.   Margarita Tours. - Amazon Expeditions (.pdf) VIEW

 

5.   Project Amazonas, Inc- The Worlds Greatest River VIEW

 

6.   Visiting Dr. William L. Fink- UMMZ VIEW

 

7.   Visiting Dr. Antonio Machado-Allison - MBUCV  VIEW

 

8.   Fishing the Río Parguaza Venezuela VIEW

 

9.   Megapiranha paranensis vs S. rhombeus VIEW

 

10. William P. Braker, Scientist VIEW

 

11. Animals of the Venezuelan Llanos VIEW

 

12. The Fish Guys VIEW

OPEFE RESEARCH

 

1. Collecting Fin Clippings for DNA VIEW

 

2. The Fossil Record of Piranhas VIEW

 

3. The History of Ichthyology VIEW

 

4. Feeding Seeds to Pygocentrus nattereri VIEW

 

5. Piranha Under Microscope VIEW

 

6. How To Measure Piranhas Scientifically. VIEW

 

7. Most Dangerous and Meanest Piranha Available VIEW

 

8.  A review of published piranha books VIEW

 

9.  Mimicry and Piranhas VIEW

 

10. Guidelines for a mixed species tank. VIEW

 

11. Catching Wild Piranhas VIEW

 

12. Body Parts of A Piranha VIEW

 

13. Wild Piranhas VIEW

 

14. Articles Frank Magallanes is cited. VIEW

 

15. Piranha eggs: S. spilopleura v. S. marginatus. VIEW

 

16. Sexing Piranhas VIEW

 

17. David M. Schleser photos VIEW

 

18. Piranha die off photo VIEW

 

19.  Piranha Bites Hobbyist VIEW

 

20. Body Shapes of Piranha and Pirambeba VIEW

 

21. What is the most dangerous and meanest piranha? VIEW

 

22. Geographical forms of S. rhombeus. VIEW

 

23. Geographical forms of P. nattereri. VIEW

 

24. Geographical forms of S. maculatus. VIEW

 

25. Serrasalmus compressus Group. VIEW

 

26. Unidentified (piranha) Species. VIEW

 

27. PIRANHA: Fruits and Seeds in native habitat. VIEW

 

28.The Science of Ichthyology. VIEW

COMMON NAMES/PRONUNCIATION

 

1. Definition of Common Names of Piranhas and Caribes. VIEW

 

2. Pronunciation guide for hobbyists VIEW

 

FISH INJURIES AND STRESS FACTORS

 

1. Parasite & Diseases of Piranhas VIEW

 

2. Piranha Repairing Own Body From Bites VIEW

 

3. Stress vs. Piranhas in the Home Aquarium VIEW

 

4. Gill Curl Operation (S. rhombeus). VIEW

 

MIXING PIRANHA SPECIES

 

1. S, sanchezi as a pair (now a group) in the home aquarium VIEW

 

2. Inter-relationship between Pygocentrus and Serrasalmus VIEW

 

3. Inter-relationship between Pygocentrus species and Serrasalmus brandtii VIEW

 

4. Piranha Pecking Order in the aquarium VIEW

 

VISITING FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS

 

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WATER CHEMISTRY

 

1. Cold tolerance of Pygocentrus nattereri VIEW

 

2. Water Chemistry for Piranhas. VIEW

 

3. How to darken S. rhombeus in the home aquarium. VIEW

 

PIRANHA HABITAT

 

1. Cohabitation and piranhas VIEW

 

2. Piranha ecosystem, defining a term VIEW

 

3. What is a shoal? VIEW

 

PHOTOS

 

1. Common photos of Everyday Life VIEW

 

2. Arachnids VIEW

 

3. Birds VIEW

 

4. Insects VIEW

 

DEAD FROZEN SPECIMENS NEEDED FOR SCIENCE

 

Contact: Steve Huskey, PhD

Functional Morphologist Biology Department

Western Kentucky University VIEW

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

 

1. Oddballs in Pygocentrus VIEW

 

2. Why is Serrasalmo ternetzi name still being used? VIEW

 

3. Piranha Classification Mess VIEW

 

4. Project: Piranha Mummification VIEW

 

5. Piranha: Fruits and Seeds In The Native Habitat VIEW

 

6. How to ID Piranha from Pacu VIEW

 

7. Sexual Dimorphism of Piranhas VIEW

 

8. Keeping Freshwater Barracuda, Acestrorhynchus VIEW

 

9.  DVD for sale, piranhas of Venezuela VIEW

 

10. Project Piranha Mummification VIEW

 

11. National Geographic - BLOG VIEW

 

12. Keeping Juvenile Serrasalmus piranha - My perspective, by E. Thompson VIEW

 

AMAZON ART

 

Cliver Flores Lanza, Pintor Amazonico VIEW

 

 

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