NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID645663
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateFL
CountySarasota
LocalityPhilippe Creek
HUC8 NameSarasota Bay
HUC8 Number3100201
Map
Collection Month5
Collection Year2014
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26946
Author:Van Berkel, J.
Date:2014
Title:Pacu, piranha's larger cousin, caught in Sarasota
Publisher:Sarasota Herald-Tribune
CommentsMost likely this species
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recorddrainage
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/20/2014].

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