Discover 8 Spectacular Fish Found in Brazil

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1. Peacock Ba Like many fish of this region, the peacock bass also has a name in Spanish, pavon, and Portuguese, tucunaré. The Spanish name means peacock.

2. Piraiba  The Paraiba is famous for being a large catfish from this region. They can grow up to 9 feet long and weigh as much as 330 pound

3. Redtail catfish The redtail catfish is recognizable by its long whiskers, white markings on its side, and reddish fin on their tail. They grow up to 6 feet long and can weigh as much as 180 pounds, but that is at the extreme end. On average, they are more like 4 feet long

4. Arowana  Another name for the arowana is bony tongue because they have a toothed bone in the bottom of their mouth that resembles a tongue. This fish is unique because, in addition to getting oxygen from the water, it can also breathe air.

5. Tambaqui They are robust fish that can grow up to 3.5 feet long and can weigh nearly 100 pounds. While the tambaqui is an herbivore that feeds on seeds and fruit, they are sometimes mistaken for other carnivorous fish species that have a similarly shaped body, such as the piranha

6. Payara  The payara may be smaller than some of the other fish species on this list, but it is mighty. It is a type of dogtooth tetra, also known as vampire tetra.

7. Piranha Piranhas are a fish family notorious for eating animals in a frenzy. However, they are technically omnivores because they also eat plants.

8. Cobia  With a vast coastline, Brazil does have access to a lot of saltwater fish. However, most of the popular fish from the country are from freshwater sources.