Piranhas are normally about 14 to 26 centimeters long (5.5 to 10.25 inches), although some specimens have been reported to be up to 43 centimeters (17.0 inches) long. All have a row of razor-sharp teeth capable of slicing through flesh like scissors; however, only a few species pose a threat to humans These include the red-bellied piranhas that inhabit the Amazon and Orinoco river systems.
Piranhas have only adequate sight, but have excellent hearing, being very sensitive to vibrations. They also have an acute sense of smell.
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