Specimen Information

Colossoma macropomum
Colossoma macropomum
(tambaqui)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID28099
GroupFishes
GenusColossoma
Speciesmacropomum
Common Nametambaqui
StateCA
CountyFresno
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
Map
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Collection Day4
Collection Month7
Collection Year1987
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:497
Author:Anonymous
Date:1987
Title:Piranha found in San Joaquin River.
Publisher:Monterey Peninsula Herald
Issue:7 July 1987
Reference 2
Ref. Number:498
Author:Gordon, B.
Date:1987
Title:Piranhas caught in Fresno County.
Publisher:San Francisco Chronicle - 8 July 1987
Pages:31
Reference 3
Ref. Number:1577
Author:Dill, W.A., and A.J. Cordone.
Date:1997
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.
Date:2011
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
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size381 mm; 1.0 kg
Number Preserved1


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