Pacu fish, 19th century artwork

Pacu fish, 19th century artwork

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Credit: GEORGE BERNARD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pacu, 19th century artwork. The pacu are freshwater fish found in South America, related to the piranhas. The taxonomic name at the time is given at bottom: Myletes pacu. Artwork from Fishes of Guiana (1841), a book published by the British explorer Robert H. Schomburgk (1804-1865).

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