Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID266332
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateFL
CountySt. Lucie
LocalityNorth Fork St. Lucie River at Port St. Lucie at Prima Vista Bridge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 NameNorth Fork of the St. Lucie River
HUC10 Number0309020602
HUC12 NameNorth Fork of the St. Lucie River
HUC12 Number030902060200
Map
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Collection Day16
Collection Month1
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26497
Author:Killer, E.
Date:2010
Title:Port St. Lucie pacu eclipsed world record
Publisher:TCPalm.com
Reference 2
Ref. Number:18967
Author:Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.
Date:2010
Title:Exotic "Pet" Indicents in Florida.
Reference 3
Ref. Number:18971
Author:Garner, B.
Date:2010
Title:Amazon fish found in St. Lucie River.
Publisher:wptv.com
Commentsfound dead on shore; probably killed by cold snap; ripe ovary
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierDr. Grant Gilmore
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size38 inches; 52 lbs
Number of Females1
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/9/2020].

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