Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID164772
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateMI
CountyGenesee
LocalityC S Mott Lake near Flint
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlint
HUC8 Number04080204
HUC10 NameKearsley Creek-Flint River
HUC10 Number0408020404
HUC12 NameClark Drain-Flint River
HUC12 Number040802040409
Map
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Collection Month10
Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14853
Author:Bass Times Staff Report.
Date:2005
Title:Exotic Species: Piranhas still popping up.
Publisher:Bass Times
Issue:October
Reference 2
Ref. Number:14854
Author:Palmer, K.
Date:2005
Title:That's no bluegill: Exotic catch puts some teeth into this fish tale.
Publisher:The Flint Journal
Issue:August 4
Commentsidentified as piranha; more likely pacu
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size9


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/12/2021].

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