Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID30946
GroupFishes
GenusPygocentrus or Serrasalmus
Speciessp.
Common Nameunidentified piranha
StateCT
LocalityThames drainage
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameThames
HUC8 Number01100003
Map
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Collection Year1996
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1537
Author:Whitworth, W.R.
Date:1996
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
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Size5-8 cm


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