Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID26858
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateAR
CountyWashington
Localitypond at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville, two miles from road crossing at Mud Creek
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameIllinois
HUC8 Number11110103
HUC10 NameClear Creek-Illinois River
HUC10 Number1111010302
HUC12 NameMud Creek-Clear Creek
HUC12 Number111101030201
Map
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Collection Day5
Collection Month6
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:838
Author:Wright, S.
Date:1995
Title:A fishy situation.
Publisher:Northwest Arkansas Times
Volume:129
Issue:350
Pages:A1
Reference 2
Ref. Number:839
Author:Wright, S.
Date:1995
Title:Piranha or pacu-it's still a whale of a fish tale.
Publisher:Northwest Arkansas Times
Volume:6
Issue:7
Pages:B6
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Disposalreturned to angler to mount
VerifierLeo Nico- NBS-Gainesville
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size43 cm, 2 kg (17 in.)


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/21/2020].

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