Redeye Piranha Artwork Catalogue


In the series you will find titles as “Chiguao Redeye” which refers to the Serrasalmus rhombeus that George Fear and I found in the confluence between the Chiguao and the Paragua River. This rhombeus has yellow eyes and is one of the few paintings or drawings in the series which have no red in their eyes. Other titles as “Redeye Ghost” make reference to the crazy desire to search for new varieties of this fish.

Redeye Piranha is one of the common names given to the Serrasalmus rhombeus piranha species. The rhombeus species name makes reference to the shape of the body of these incredible piranhas which usually resemble a rhombus. These fish change a lot in color and shape, as they grow. Most of the Redeye Piranhas have red eyes; however, I have seen ones that do not. Scientists who study these fish often refer to the rhombeus not as a species but as a complex of different “forms” of fish which share common characteristics. In my personal experience as a river explorer, this makes them super attractive.


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