Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID164790
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateTX
CountyVal Verde
LocalitySan Felipe Creek in Del Rio
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameElm-Sycamore
HUC8 Number13080001
Map
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Collection Day16
Collection Month8
Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14865
Author:Killin, J.
Date:2005
Title:Toothy invader causes piranha scare.
Publisher:Del Rio News-Herald
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/5/2021].

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