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The Nonindigenous Occurrences section of the NAS species profiles has a new structure. The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables.




Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp.
Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp.
(unidentified piranha)
Fishes
Exotic
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Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp.

Common name: unidentified piranha

Native Range:
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps

Nonindigenous Occurrences:

Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp. are found here.

StateYear of earliest observationYear of last observationTotal HUCs with observations†HUCs with observations†
California198919891Santa Barbara Coastal
Colorado199619961Colorado Headwaters
Connecticut199619961Thames
Florida197919791South Atlantic-Gulf Region
Idaho198419841Pacific Northwest Region
Illinois19841984*
Indiana200220023Kankakee; Upper White; Wabash
Iowa198319831Middle Cedar
Kentucky19841984*
Missouri19841984*
New Hampshire199019901Merrimack River
New York19841984*
Oklahoma198419841Arkansas-White-Red Region
Pennsylvania19791979*
Utah198519851Lower Weber
Washington198919891Upper Columbia-Entiat

Table last updated 9/30/2019

† Populations may not be currently present.

* HUCs are not listed for states where the observation(s) cannot be approximated to a HUC (e.g. state centroids or Canadian provinces).


Other Resources:
FishBase Summary

Author: Fuller, P.

Revision Date: 5/9/2019

Peer Review Date: 11/13/2003

Citation Information:
Fuller, P., 2020, Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp.: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=430, Revision Date: 5/9/2019, Peer Review Date: 11/13/2003, Access Date: 10/30/2020

This information is preliminary or provisional and is subject to revision. It is being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The information has not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and is provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the information.

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/30/2020].

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