Specimen Information

Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus
Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus
(Orinoco Sailfin Catfish)

Specimen ID164819
Common NameOrinoco Sailfin Catfish
LocalityDrainage ditch at intersection of Bevel and Friendly Streets.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCape Canaveral
HUC8 Number03080202
HUC10 NameBanana River-Newfound Harbor Frontal
HUC10 Number0308020201
HUC12 NameNorth Banana River
HUC12 Number030802020101
Collection Day10
Collection Month8
Collection Year2003
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
CommentsThere were 5 to 10 of these catfish in the drainage ditch, all heading in the same direction. A long time resident said that this happened every year this time. I saw one that was netted, about 2 ft long. There is a small swamp/pond between Milton and Bevel Rds, this may be where they originated.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recorddrainage
Sizeapproximately 2 feet


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/25/2022].

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