NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Piaractus brachypomus
(pirapatinga, red-bellied pacu)
Exotic to United States

Specimen ID294282
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
Localitypond in community at NW corner of Sheridan St and SW 124th Ave
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEverglades
HUC8 Number3090202
Collection Day8
Collection Month1
Collection Year2013
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayreleased aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24369
Author:The University of Georgia - Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Title:EDDMapS database.
CommentsEDDMapS record = 2646162. "My neighbor caught a 31 pound PACU, which we positively identified. They were swimming in a small group together. Three more of them were observed. Other neighbors state they have also caught this fish in the lake. Lastly, we noticed the ducks are no longer swimming on the water".
Record TypeLiterature
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size31 lbs.

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2015]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/26/2015].

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