Specimen Information

Pygocentrus nattereri
Pygocentrus nattereri
(red piranha)

Specimen ID264531
Common Namered piranha
CountyPalm Beach
LocalityLake Arbor Drive pond, in Palm Springs
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 NameLower West Palm Beach Canal
HUC10 Number0309020608
HUC12 NameLower West Palm Beach Canal
HUC12 Number030902060800
Collection Day13
Collection Month10
Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24145
Author:Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Title:FWC responds to piranha caught in South Florida retention pond.
Publisher:Florida Fish and Wildlife
CommentsFirst specimen caught on hook and line. A second specimen was collected with a gill net. Pond was rotenoned Nov 17 and yielded a third specimen. Male and female specimens but no evidence of reproduction.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierFL FWC
Number Collected3
Year Classadults
Size~ 12 inches
Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp.
Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/21/2024].

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