Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID287009
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateGA
CountyCarroll
LocalityLake Paradise
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Tallapoosa
HUC8 Number03150108
HUC10 NameBuck Creek-Little Tallapoosa River
HUC10 Number0315010805
HUC12 NameHolly Creek-Little Tallapoosa River
HUC12 Number031501080501
Map
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Collection Day17
Collection Month8
Collection Year2012
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Comments"Angler described as following: 'Looks like a piranha. Has teeth that look human-like. Silver coloration with reddish underbelly. Pink, fleshy lips.'"
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size7 in.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/22/2021].

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