Serrasalmus hastatus Fink and Machado-Allison

William L. Fink and Antonio Machado-Allison. 2001. Serrasalmus hastatus, a new species of piranha from Brazil, with comments on Serrasalmus altuvei and Serrasalmus compressus (Teleostei: Characiformes). Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan x: 1-x.

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ABSTRACT.-Serrasalmus hastatus, a new species of piranha with a highly compressed, deep body is described from the Rio Negro of Brazil. It is diagnosed by its nearly straight dorsal head profile in combination with a pigmentation pattern that includes thin, vertically elongate spots and thin stripes. S. altuvei Ramirez and S. compressus Jegu et al. are compared with the new species, as well as with each other.

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Serrasalmus hastatus


Serrasalmus altuvei

Serrasalmus compressus