Check List 8(4): 787-789, doi: 10.15560/8.4.787
First record of Pygocentrus piraya (Cuvier 1819) (Characiformes: Serrasalmidae), a new predatory species introduction in the middle and lower Doce River basin
expand article infoFrederico Belei, Wagner Martins Santana Sampaio, Thiago José Millani, Alessandro Trazzi, Jorge Abdala Dergam
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This is the first report of the occurrence of P. piraya in the Doce River. The introduction of this species adversely affects the fish community, mainly through competition and predation of native species.