Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID166863
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateNJ
CountyWarren
LocalityDelaware River, Pohatcong Township
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Delaware-Musconetcong
HUC8 Number02040105
HUC10 NameMusconetcong River
HUC10 Number0204010505
HUC12 NameLower Musconetcong River
HUC12 Number020401050504
Map
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Collection Day30
Collection Month7
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15764
Author:Milavsky, B.
Date:2006
Title:Something's fishy about local man's latest catch.
Publisher:The Express-Times
Issue:July 31, 2006
Pages:A2
Commentsincorrectly identified as a piranha; more likely this species
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/26/2021].

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