Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID166820
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateMI
CountyHoughton
LocalityPortage Lake, at Sandy Bottom [Beach]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameKeweenaw Peninsula
HUC8 Number04020103
HUC10 NamePortage Lake
HUC10 Number0402010303
HUC12 NamePortage Lake-Portage River
HUC12 Number040201030307
Map
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Collection Month6
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15745
Author:Anonymous
Date:2006
Title:A piranha in the UP?
Publisher:WLUC TV6
Issue:June 21
CommentsMost likely this species. Also, error in article: person mentioned in article owns bait shop where fish was brought, was not the angler.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/4/2021].

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