NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID166824
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateUT
CountyUtah
LocalityUtah Lake
HUC8 NameUtah Lake
HUC8 Number16020201
Map
Collection Month7
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15749
Author:Anonymous.
Date:2006
Title:Fishy scare at Utah Lake was only piranha look-alike.
Journal:Utah News
Publisher:Deseret News
Reference 2
Ref. Number:26530
Author:Associated Press
Date:2006
Title:Piranha-like fish caught in Utah Lake aas a pacu
Publisher:KSL TV
Reference 3
Ref. Number:19018
Author:Bonisteel, S.
Date:2006
Title:Ferocious-Looking Catch Exposes Perils of Dumping Aquatic Pets Into Wild.
Publisher:Fox News.com
Volume:August 15, 2006
Reference 4
Ref. Number:19019
Date:2006
Title:Piranha-like fish caught in Utah Lake was a pacu.
Publisher:The Salt Lake Tribune
Volume:October 10, 2007
Commentsmost likely this species
Record TypeLiterature
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size1.5 lbs.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/22/2014].

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