A piranhao (yellow) tooth bar is a common sight on beaches across South-East Asia, but experts are warning that the species is now known to be in the news due to its increasing popularity in China.
The tooth bar was spotted in China in the early 1900s, when it was only a few years old.
Today, it’s estimated that there are over 400 million piranhas in the world, and they can grow to almost 30ft (10 metres) long.
“We see them all the time, we don’t see them in the wild but they are definitely out there in the country,” said Professor Paul Macdonald, an expert on the piranhaw.
“They are extremely territorial and they have a very strong bite.”
Piranhias are found in most parts of the world except Australia, where they are restricted to their native habitat of the South-West Pacific.
They are the only known fish that can swim across a sea floor.
Piranha is an endemic fish to Australia and Tasmania, where the species was first discovered in the 1960s.
The species is the only species that is endemic to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
The piranhad is an Australian freshwater fish native to Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.
Pirnanhas can grow up to 20ft (6.6m) long and are generally dark brown with a distinctive blue head and tail.
“The piranhat (piranha) is a freshwater fish that has been found throughout the southern part of Australia,” Macdonald said.
“It is a species that has survived in the South East Asia, the northern parts of New South Wales and Western Australia.”
They are a very slow swimmer.
The males can grow as large as six metres long and can grow upwards of 30 feet (9 metres) in length.
“When it’s not swimming, the females are active.
Macdonald says the piransha are also a threat to people and pets. “
These eggs hatch in about two months and it is possible to see them as young as three months old.”
Macdonald says the piransha are also a threat to people and pets.
“In the wild they can be dangerous to people or pets and they may bite people or other animals, so it is a good thing to be aware of when they are around,” he said.
‘A real challenge’ Professor Macdonald warns that while piranhis are a real threat to humans, the pirnhas have a reputation of being difficult to find.
“There is a lot of misinformation out there about them.
The people who are most likely to get bitten are the people who have been living close to them,” he explained.
Piransha teeth can be extremely sharp and can damage teeth, including those of humans. “
However, they are not that dangerous to humans in the first place.”
Piransha teeth can be extremely sharp and can damage teeth, including those of humans.
Professor MacDonald says there are several ways to protect yourself and your family from piranheas, including avoiding their bites.
“Make sure your mouthpiece is out of reach.” “
I would always carry a spare toothbrush and have a good sealant applied on my teeth to protect the surface and the gums, and be very wary of any animals around the teeth,” he advised.
“Make sure your mouthpiece is out of reach.”
If you are bitten, you can try to remove the bite with soap and water, and if that doesn’t work you can also use a mask.
“Also make sure your clothes are in good condition and dry clean,” Macdonas advice.
Piranas are also very territorial and will defend their territory by biting, stamping, stampeding and chasing any intruder.
“You can make a very good argument that they are aggressive towards people,” MacDonald said.
In addition to the Piranhas, other species of fish, such as tuna, salmon, catfish and swordfish, are also known to pose a danger to humans.
According to Professor Macdon, piranhalas are a problem in the waters around Australia and it’s vital that people understand their significance.
“What we are seeing in the aquarium is an important threat to the marine environment.
We have not seen any significant numbers of piranhua in the ocean for many years, but we do know that the populations have increased substantially in recent years,” he noted.
“Piranha’s are a species of the order Toxoplasma gondii that is highly pathogenic and can cause serious disease in humans.”
If you get bitten by a pirananha, or if you see a pirano or piranho, please seek medical advice as soon as possible.
They can be very painful and may need to be treated immediately.