This cloud of tiny fish has razor sharp teeth and a veracious appetite.
Speed swim 30 ft.
A piranha swarm can smell a warm-blooded creature in the water up to 100 ft away and fresh blood in the water up to 300 ft away.
Environment temperate or warm aquatic
Organization solitary, pair, school (3-5 swarms), or plague (6-10 swarms)
Piranhas are dangerous aquatic predators that travel in schools. Local cultures fear them for their ability to strip the flesh from a man in mere minutes. An average piranha is just under a foot long and weighs about one pound.
Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations, copyright 2010 Jon Brazer Enterprises; Author Steven Helt.