NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID576356
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateNC
CountyCatawba
LocalityLake Hickory
HUC8 NameUpper Catawba
HUC8 Number3050101
Map
Collection Day18
Collection Month6
Collection Year2013
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26491
Author:Ohnesorge, S.
Date:2013
Title:Exotic fish caught in Lake Hickory, "tip of the problem" say wildlife officials.
Publisher:WBTV
Commentsmost likely this species
Record TypeLiterature
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/29/2014].

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