Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID263481
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateNJ
CountyMercer
LocalityHamilton Township, Duck Island Power Plant public fishing area
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCrosswicks-Neshaminy
HUC8 Number02040201
HUC10 NameCrosswicks Creek
HUC10 Number0204020101
HUC12 NameLower Crosswicks Creek
HUC12 Number020402010105
Map
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Collection Day17
Collection Month9
Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
CommentsCaught using "homemade corn meal bait". Weighed 2 lbs. 4 oz. See voucher photo.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size14 in
Photo




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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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