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Red-bellied piranha, Pygocentrus nattereri

Mark Sabaj Perez/ANS

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Smaller gill nets can be set around specific habitat types such as a stand of water hyacinth. Fishes that school and feed under the vegetation, like this red-bellied piranha, become trapped in the net when they exit such habitats.

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  • Title: Red-bellied piranha, Pygocentrus nattereri
  • Creator: Mark Sabaj Perez/ANS

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