Specimen Information

Piaractus orinoquensis
(pirapatinga)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1703158
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesorinoquensis
Common Namepirapatinga
StateTX
CountyDenton
LocalityNeighborhood retention pond in Denton
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameElm Fork Trinity
HUC8 Number12030103
HUC10 NameElm Fork Trinity River-Little Elm Reservoir
HUC10 Number1203010309
HUC12 NamePecan Creek-Lewisville Lake
HUC12 Number120301030902
Map
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Collection Day18
Collection Month9
Collection Year2022
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusunknown
CommentsCitizen scientist report to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; reported multiple caught but did not specify number - estimated as 2. Submitted to NAS as Piaractus brachypomus but counts of scale rows above and below lateral line fall at upper end of range for Piaractus orinoquensis
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/4/2023].

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