Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID264058
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateVT
CountyRutland
LocalityOtter Creek, near Proctor
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameOtter Creek
HUC8 Number04300102
HUC10 NameHeadwaters Otter Creek
HUC10 Number0430010201
HUC12 NameMoon Brook-Otter Creek
HUC12 Number043001020109
Map
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Collection Day14
Collection Month10
Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18887
Author:Anonymous
Date:2009
Title:South American fish found in Otter Creek.
Publisher:Vermont Daily News
Reference 2
Ref. Number:26533
Author:Associated Press
Date:2009
Title:South American fish found in Otter Creek in Proctor
Publisher:Rutland Herald
CommentsEmployees of the Vermont Marble Power Division of Omya caught the specimen near the dam and gave it to the VT Fish & Wildlife Department. Specimen weighed 2.5 lbs.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierShawn Good - VT Fish and Wildlife Dept.
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size15 inches
Photo
Piaractus brachypomus
Piaractus brachypomus


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