NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID609136
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateNY
CountyRichmond
LocalityBrooks Pond [=Brooks Lake]
HUC8 NameSandy Hook-Staten Island
HUC8 Number2030104
Map
Collection Month9
Collection Year2012
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26535
Author:Lore, D.C.
Date:2012
Title:Piranha fished out of Staten Island's Brooks Pond
Publisher:The Staten Island Advance
CommentsArticle calls it a piranha, but photo is obviously a pacu based on mouth shape. Fish caught week of Sept 2-8.
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 [11/1/2014].

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