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Synonyms for piranha

someone who attacks in search of booty

small voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and destroy living animals

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Initiation and suppression of sperm motility is osmolality-dependent in two South American fish species: streaked prochilod Prochilodus lineatus and piracanjuba Brycon orbignyanus.
Earlier this week the South American fish, along with eight pacus and a large catfish, were transported from the zoo to a new home at Blue Planet Aquarium.
Certain species of South American fish (Poecilia parae) prefer brawn and stealth over colourful and refined, say scientists from Syracuse University 's College of Arts and Sciences.
Which South American fish may not deserve its reputation as a ferocious man-eater?
Scientists found the South American fish are happy nibbling on plants and insects rather than human flesh.
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