Specimen Information

Colossoma macropomum
Colossoma macropomum

Specimen ID28099
Common Nametambaqui
LocalitySan Joaquin River, about 1.5 miles below Skaggs Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle San Joaquin-Lower Chowchilla
HUC8 Number18040001
HUC10 NameCottonwood Creek-San Joaquin River
HUC10 Number1804000103
HUC12 NameBethany Cemetery-San Joaquin River
HUC12 Number180400010304
Collection Day4
Collection Month7
Collection Year1987
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:497
Title:Piranha found in San Joaquin River.
Publisher:Monterey Peninsula Herald
Issue:7 July 1987
Reference 2
Ref. Number:498
Author:Gordon, B.
Title:Piranhas caught in Fresno County.
Publisher:San Francisco Chronicle - 8 July 1987
Reference 3
Ref. Number:1577
Author:Dill, W.A., and A.J. Cordone.
Title:History and status of introduced fishes in California, 1871-1996. Fish Bulletin 178
Publisher:California Department of Fish and Game
Pages:414 pp
Reference 4
Ref. Number:20826
Author:California Academy of Sciences.
Title:California Academy of Sciences - Ichthyology Collection Database.
Publisher:California Academy of Sciences.
CommentsStomach contained; crayfish, plants, rubber bands. Fishery biologist from the Dept. F&G in Fresno will be sampling area of the San Joaquin River near Highway 145 and Modoc Ave. = Record 809 misidentified originally. May = Record 7.
Record TypeLiterature
DisposalCalifornia Academy of Sciences ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberCAS 76474
VerifierBill Loudermilk, DFG biologist
Number Collected1
Size381 mm; 1.0 kg
Number Preserved1

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