Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID164770
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StatePA
CountyBeaver
LocalityOhio River near the town of Industry
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Ohio
HUC8 Number05030101
HUC10 NameMontour Run-Ohio River
HUC10 Number0503010103
HUC12 NameSixmile Run-Ohio River
HUC12 Number050301010310
Map
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Collection Day7
Collection Month9
Collection Year2001
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14852
Author:Dyer, E.
Date:2001
Title:Piranhas are biting in the Ohio.
Publisher:Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Commentsfish is clearly pacu, not piranha; species assumed; 3rd pacu from the Ohio River in a month!; map attached
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size12"
Photo



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