Specimen Information

Pygocentrus nattereri
Pygocentrus nattereri
(red piranha)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID279034
GroupFishes
GenusPygocentrus
Speciesnattereri
Common Namered piranha
StateTX
CountyHarris
Localitylarge lake in Tom Bass Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameWest Galveston Bay
HUC8 Number12040204
HUC10 NameClear Creek-Frontal Galveston Bay
HUC10 Number1204020401
HUC12 NameClear Creek-Frontal Galveston Bay
HUC12 Number120402040100
Map
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Collection Day27
Collection Month8
Collection Year2011
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26501
Author:Tompkins, S.
Date:2011
Title:Piranhas, other dangerous exotic species found in Texas' waterways
Publisher:Houston Chronicle.
CommentsThe fish was caught by a young girl fishing with her family at the lake. A hot dog weiner was used for bait.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/15/2019].

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