Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID166784
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateIN
CountyGreene
LocalityIndian Creek [~3 mi S of Hobbieville]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower East Fork White
HUC8 Number05120208
HUC10 NameIndian Creek
HUC10 Number0512020809
HUC12 NameLittle Indian Creek-Indian Creek
HUC12 Number051202080902
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month7
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
CommentsA couple of years ago the District 6 Biologist's assistant identified a pacu found dead on the shore in the same area.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierDr. Leo Nico
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size~6 inches
Photo




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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/8/2021].

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