Specimen Information

Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp.
Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp.
(unidentified piranha)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID268048
GroupFishes
GenusPygocentrus or Serrasalmus
Speciessp.
Common Nameunidentified piranha
StateCO
Localityupper Colorado River in CO
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameColorado Headwaters
HUC8 Number14010001
Map
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Collection Month9
Collection Year1996
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1603
Author:Associated Press.
Date:1996
Title:Colorado piranhas.
Journal:Shell-Cracker
Publisher:Florida Chapter of AFS.
Volume:15
Issue:3
Pages:13
Comments2 Specimens caught from different waters in upper Colorado River drainage on Sept. 2 and 5. Specimens only identified as "piranhas".
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2


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