Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID263213
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateIN
CountyTippecanoe
LocalityWabash River, Harrison Bridge, Lafayette
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Wabash-Little Vermilion
HUC8 Number05120108
HUC10 NameBurnett Creek-Wabash River
HUC10 Number0512010802
HUC12 NameCedar Hollow-Wabash River
HUC12 Number051201080203
Map
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Collection Day23
Collection Month8
Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18842
Author:Watling, M.
Date:2009
Title:Lafayette man catches piranha in Wabash.
Publisher:The Indianapolis Star
CommentsFish misidentified in article as piranha. See voucher photo.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierPam Fuller
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Photo



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