Specimen Information

Colossoma or Piaractus sp.
Colossoma or Piaractus sp.
(unidentified pacu)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID164486
GroupFishes
GenusColossoma or Piaractus
Speciessp.
Common Nameunidentified pacu
StatePA
CountyBucks
Localitya pond in Chapman Park, Doylestown in Bucks County
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCrosswicks-Neshaminy
HUC8 Number02040201
HUC10 NameUpper Neshaminy Creek
HUC10 Number0204020102
HUC12 NameCooks Run-Neshaminy Creek
HUC12 Number020402010204
Map
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Collection Day24
Collection Month7
Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14434
Author:Naedele, W.F.
Date:2004
Title:Young fisherman lands exotic keeper.
Publisher:Philadelphia Inquirer
Volume:2004
Issue:July 27
Commentsarticle suggested it was a piranha; more likely a pacu (also suggested by biologist from Penn. Fishing and Boating Commission)
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/23/2021].

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