Specimen Information

Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp.
Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp.
(unidentified piranha)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID28083
GroupFishes
GenusPygocentrus or Serrasalmus
Speciessp.
Common Nameunidentified piranha
StateCA
CountySanta Barbara
LocalitySanta Barbara, local park pond
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameSanta Barbara Coastal
HUC8 Number18060013
Map
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Collection Year1989
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:461
Author:Anonymous
Date:1989
Title:The lineup: elusive piranha.
Journal:Tropical Fish Hobbyist
Volume:38
Issue:4
Pages:105
Comments2 seen, only 1 caught. Article cited fish as piranha, however, possibly pacu.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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