Specimen Information

Piaractus mesopotamicus
Piaractus mesopotamicus
(small-scaled pacu)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31230
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesmesopotamicus
Common Namesmall-scaled pacu
StateFL
CountyLee
Localitybrackish canal in Cape Coral at the Sunshine Parkway Bridge
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameCaloosahatchee
HUC8 Number03090205
HUC10 Number0309020506
Map
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Collection Day4
Collection Month7
Collection Year1987
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
CommentsPhoto sent by Byron Stout, reporter from the Fort Meyers New Press on 8/28/87 appears to be Colossoma mitrei (=Messopotamicus). Increasing frequency of reports suggests one or more species may be established.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordnation
Disposaldestroyed
VerifierCourtenay, FAU (305) 393-3322. ID based on photogr
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Size3515 g; 55.9 cm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/1/2021].

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