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Dogtooth characin or Vampire fish, Hydrolycus armatus. It's a predatory fish that lives on Amazon, Orinoco and Essequibo river basins. Occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. Growing to more than 3 feet in total length makes it a very highly sought-after food and game fish. The enlarged canine teeth enable them to trap their prey, thus allowing them to hold onto the fish until they can be positioned safely for ingestion, which occurs whole and head-first. From Orinoco River. Composite image

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Wild animal / Fish (animal) / Osteichthyes / Actinopterygii / Characid / Payara (Hydrolycus sp) / Dogtooth characin (Hydrolycus armatus)

Area / Freshwater wetland area / Body of water / River

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Species / Relation between species / Predation / Predator


Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Three quarter shot

Species / Species particularity / Fishes particularity / Freshwater fish / Tropical freshwater fish

Image processing / Digital assembly

America / South America / Orinoco river

Individual / Nobody

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Pisces / Osteichthya / Actinopterygii / Teleostei / Characiformes / Cynodontidae / Hydrolycus

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