Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID26243
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateAL
CountyLimestone
LocalityElk River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Elk
HUC8 Number06030004
Map
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Collection Month8
Collection Year1988
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:696
Author:Middleton, K.
Date:1988
Title:Man-eating fish found in river.
Publisher:Athens News Courier
Volume:105
Issue:177
Pages:1-2
CommentsFirst record of an exotic fish taken from this river. Fish may have been given to University of Alabama museum. Misidentified as redbellied piranha in article, repeated by W. Courtenay.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
DisposalAthens State College
VerifierLeo Nico-NBS
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size241 mm


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