Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID294282
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateFL
CountyBroward
Localitypond in community at NW corner of Sheridan St and SW 124th Ave
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number3090206
HUC10 NameNew River Canal
HUC10 Number0309020612
HUC12 NameSouth New River Canal-West
HUC12 Number030902061204
Map
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Collection Day8
Collection Month1
Collection Year2013
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24369
Author:Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Date:2017
Title:EDDMapS: Early detection and distribution mapping system
Publisher:The University of Georgia
CommentsEDDMapS record = 2646162. "My neighbor caught a 31 pound PACU, which we positively identified. They were swimming in a small group together. Three more of them were observed. Other neighbors state they have also caught this fish in the lake. Lastly, we noticed the ducks are no longer swimming on the water".
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size31 lbs.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2017]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/20/2017].

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