Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID166819
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateAZ
CountyYuma
LocalityGila Gravity Main Canal near Highway 95 in Yuma
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Gila
HUC8 Number15070201
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15744
Author:Associated Press.
Date:2006
Title:Woman catches piranha relative in Yuma area.
Publisher:azcentral.com
Issue:July 10
Reference 2
Ref. Number:26379
Author:Suarez, D.
Date:2006
Title:Piranha relative caught in Yuma canal
Publisher:Yuma Sun
Commentsmost likely this species
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size2.2 lbs., 16 in.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/7/2019].

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