Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID30946
GenusPygocentrus or Serrasalmus
Common Nameunidentified piranha
LocalityThames drainage
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
Centroid TypeHUC8
HUC8 NameThames
HUC8 Number01100003
Collection Year1996
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1537
Author:Whitworth, W.R.
Title:Freshwater fishes of Connecticut. Bulletin 114.
Publisher:State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Pages:243 pp
Commentstwo different species (maybe even genera) collected; they have drawings of both Pygocentrus and of Serrasalmus as similar to the fish they caught
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Number Collected2
Size5-8 cm


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