Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID164792
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateAL
CountyJackson
LocalityNorth Sauty area of Guntersville Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameGuntersville Lake
HUC8 Number06030001
HUC10 NameUpper Guntersville Lake
HUC10 Number0603000106
HUC12 NameMink Creek-Guntersville Lake
HUC12 Number060300010606
Map
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Collection Month10
Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14867
Author:Bonner, K.
Date:2005
Title:More than just a fish tale.
Publisher:The Daily Sentinel
Comments2 fish caught in 10 days; report of a third that got away; species speculated to be a piranha or pacu; most likely this species.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/15/2019].

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