Salminus brasiliensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Infraclass: Teleostei
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Genus: Salminus
Agassiz, 1829

4, see Species

Salminus is a genus in the Characidae family. It consists of four species. They are all medium to large-sized, and all live in subtropical and tropical rivers in South America.

Habitat Edit

Most of the species are predatory, freshwater fish. They spawn and reproduce in rainy areas.

Species Edit

The species include:

Description Edit

All Salminus species normally have large heads, with powerful jaws that are filled with sharp teeth.