Males have a much more intense red belly than the females, especially during breeding season. These are schooling animals, giving the feeling of “safety in numbers.”
- Scientific Name: Pygocentrus nattereri
- Range: South America
- Status in the Wild: Unknown
- Location in the Zoo: Kipp Aquarium and Natural Encounters
- Cool Animal Fact: Has a single row of sharp tricuspid (three-point) teeth in their upper and lower jaws; excellent for puncturing and shearing flesh.