Serrasalmus altispinis Merckx, Jégu & Santos, 2000
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Family:  Serrasalmidae (Piranhas and pacus), subfamily: Serrasalminae
Max. size:  19 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin, Uatumã River in Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 35-38. distal black stripe on caudal fin; 4 supraneurals before dorsal pterygiophores; height of abdominal serrae 4.4-5.8% of SL, interorbitary distance 8.8-10.1% of SL; body depth 47.4-57.4% of SL; color of lateral body dark; humeral blotch well marked.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Béarez, Philippe - 28.04.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
Checked by: Jégu, Michel - 25.06.01

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