Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID267640
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateOK
CountyOklahoma
LocalityLake Overholser near dam
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMiddle North Canadian
HUC8 Number11100301
Map
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Collection Day19
Collection Month7
Collection Year2001
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:19007
Author:Associated Press
Date:2001
Title:Experts say fish resembling piranha is a pacu.
Journal:KOSU
Volume:July 24, 2001
Reference 2
Ref. Number:31668
Author:Medley, R.
Date:2001
Title:Biologist scales back piranha identification
Publisher:The Oklahoman
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/13/2021].

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