from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several South American freshwater fishes related to the piranha.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A South American fresh-water fish (Myletes pacu), of the family Characinidæ. It is highly esteemed as food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A South American characinoid fish of the genus Myletes, found in fresh waters, especially of Brazil. Also paco.
Contrary to what Mike Bishop said, I don't think the fish is a sheepshead. it looks a lot more like a pacu, which is what the article said.
Both are very deadly, the pacu is a cousin of the piranha and the vampire fish has two inch fangs, craziness I tell you.
There is a pet store in boiling springs, SC, where I work that had a red belly pacu that looks to be about as big as that fish.
Landasan pacu bandara Merauke akan di perpanjang menjadi 2,200 meter dari 2,020 meter di masa depan.
Kecelakaan pesawat ini terjadi beberapa menit menjelang lepas landas dari landasan pacu bandara Internasional Madrid.
Mesin pesawat terbakar dan menyulut tangki bahan bakar pesawat meledak dan terjatuh di kawasan hutan beberapa meter dari landasan pacu.
They include the giant pirarucu fish Arapaima gigas, pacu, Piaractus brachypomus, Metynnis and Mylossoma species, tambaqui, Colossoma macropomum, sardinha Triportheus angulatus which are all hunted, and the smaller carnivorous piranha Serrasalmus spp.
They are, however, merely pacu teeth, which have a Homo sapiens molar-like appearance to human reporters.
It is easy to google (pacu teeth) several photos that look like the one posted, and see a comparable pix here
Articles about "piranhas" in the neighborhood stream or swimming hole are an annual exercise for those of us that watch such matters closely, to separate the truly unusual (a sighting of a Lake Monster) from the mundane (another pacu or piranha caught).
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