Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1548318
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateNC
CountyMecklenburg
LocalityCatawba River, near Charlotte
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Catawba
HUC8 Number03050101
HUC10 NameMountain Island Lake-Catawba River
HUC10 Number0305010114
HUC12 NameFites Creek-Catawba River
HUC12 Number030501011405
Map
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Collection Day30
Collection Month6
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:33383
Author:Hicks, C.
Date:2019
Title:Fisherman catches what he thinks is a piranha in the Catawba River
Publisher:WBTV News
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/17/2019].

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