Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID271046
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateME
CountyAroostook
Localityprivate pond above Limestone Stream, off Mill Road (near Durepo Pond)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameAroostook
HUC8 Number01010004
HUC10 NameLittle Madawaska River-Aroostook River
HUC10 Number0101000411
HUC12 NameLimestone Stream
HUC12 Number010100041112
Map
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Collection Day14
Collection Month7
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:19413
Author:Anonymous
Date:2010
Title:South American fish captured in northern Maine.
Publisher:wmtwcom.
Issue:July 27, 2010
Reference 2
Ref. Number:19414
Author:Holyoke, J.
Date:2010
Title:Limestone man charged with releasing exotic fish into Maine pond.
Publisher:Bangor Daily News.
Issue:July 27, 2010
Reference 3
Ref. Number:19415
Author:Hench, D.
Date:2010
Title:Man charged with putting exotic fish to Maine pond.
Publisher:kjonlinecom.
Issue:July 27, 2010
CommentsMan charged with the illegal stocking of this fish. Specimen collected.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size22 in, 7 lbs


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/23/2021].

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