Specimen Information

Colossoma or Piaractus sp.
Colossoma or Piaractus sp.
(unidentified pacu)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID26859
GroupFishes
GenusColossoma or Piaractus
Speciessp.
Common Nameunidentified pacu
StateAR
CountyPulaski
LocalityArkansas River near Little Rock
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Arkansas-Maumelle
HUC8 Number11110207
HUC10 NameFourche Creek-Arkansas River
HUC10 Number1111020704
HUC12 NameFourche Creek-Arkansas River
HUC12 Number111102070404
Map
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Collection Day18
Collection Month6
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
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
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size0.68 kg (1.5 lb)


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/22/2021].

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