Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID156898
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateFL
CountyBrevard
LocalityTurkey Creek in Palm Bay, Brevard County
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper St. Johns
HUC8 Number03080101
HUC10 NameMelbourne Tillman Canal-St. Johns River
HUC10 Number0308010104
HUC12 NameEast Melbourne Tillman Canal
HUC12 Number030801010407
Map
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Collection Day16
Collection Month11
Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13552
Author:Ruiz-Carus, R., and S.B. Davis
Date:2003
Title:Register of an exceptionally large redbellied pacu, Piaractus brachypomus (Teleostei, Characidae), in east-central Florida, with gonad and diet analyses.
Journal:Florida Scientist
Volume:66
Issue:3
Pages:184-188
CommentsExceptionally large female with late stage oocytes.
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordlocale
Museum Cat NumberFSBC 19358
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Stocked1
Number Collected1
Size160 TL
Number Preserved1
Number of Females1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/3/2021].

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