Pantanal Escapes


As with other wildlife, the Pantanal’s aquatic life has enormous biodiversity. Over 260 species of fish have been recorded. The species below are a few which you’re most likely to encounter in rivers and in local marketplaces.

Select the links below to learn about a few of the region's fish species.

For a broader coverage, also see the website: Fishes of the Pantanal.
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Cachara catfish
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Banner image: Piranhas (Shutterstock/Tina Rencelj).
Footer images: Piranha teeth (Shutterstock/Chris Howey); Red-Bellied Piranha (Shutterstock/kostudio); Cachara catfish in Pantanal market (
Andrew Mercer)

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