Specimen Information

Arapaima sp.
Arapaima sp.
(Arapaima)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1656865
GroupFishes
GenusArapaima
Speciessp.
Common NameArapaima
StateFL
CountyLee
LocalityJaycee Park, Caloosahatchee River, Florida
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCaloosahatchee
HUC8 Number03090205
HUC10 NameLower Caloosahatchee River Frontal
HUC10 Number0309020506
HUC12 NameCaloosahatchee River
HUC12 Number030902050607
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month9
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium | escaped captivity
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:35456
Author:Simcha, K.
Date:2021
Title:South American “River Monster” found along Caloosahatchee River
Publisher:Florida Insider
Reference 2
Ref. Number:35457
Author:Howard, A.
Date:2021
Title:Amazonian “river monster” discovered in the Caloosahatchee River
Publisher:nbc 2
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierU.S. Geological Survey
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size1.7 meters (Estimated)
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/28/2021].

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