Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID278222
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateIN
CountyMadison
LocalityWest Fork White River in Mounds State Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper White
HUC8 Number05120201
HUC10 NameKillbuck Creek-White River
HUC10 Number0512020103
HUC12 NameTurkey Creek-White River
HUC12 Number051202010308
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month8
Collection Year2011
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
CommentsThe fish were brought to the park's nature center and they turned both fish over to property personnel. One was still alive so the park took pictures of the fish in an aquarium. One of the pictures is attached. I hope the picture is of good enough quality that you can determine the actual species.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Photo



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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/7/2021].

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