They appear to be robots based on piranhas with big lower jaws and sharp teeth. Screws can be seen all around the body to keep the metallic parts together. They have large heads with small fins and tails. In the remake, they have green eyes. They also appear in Dansu! De Jump! Na Daibouken, the manga based on Cortex Strikes Back, though they are not mechanical.
In this Japanese Crash Manga based off of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, piranhas appear jumping out of the water when Crash is driving the jet board. He then attempts to dodge them but fails and gets bitten.
They float above the water and jump regularly from one side to another of platforms, snapping their jaws while doing so. They can be defeated with any attack.
Names in other languages
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