ERYTHRINIDAE FAMILY; also called anyumara, patakka, amaira, tararira, trairão, dorme-dorma, lobó, perro, guabina, tigerfish
This South America fish occurs in the Amazon Basin, Orinoco Basin, and coastal rivers in Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. They occur in diverse habitats from free flowing clear water streams to slow turbid waters. Trahira prefer shallow water along shorelines amid water plants, where they wait for fish, frogs and insect that are their prey.
Trahira are voracious predators with large mouths and very sharp canine-like teeth. Its body is dark brown or black with...