Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID161298
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateCO
CountyDelta
Localityprivate pond in a housing development just east of town of Delta
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameUncompahgre
HUC8 Number14020006
Map
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Collection Day27
Collection Month10
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Commentsphotos; specimen is most likely P. brachypomus; however, condition of fish made positive identification not possible; could be P. mesopotamicus
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordcounty
VerifierLeo Nico
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/2/2021].

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