Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID32106
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateGA
CountyHenry
LocalityBig Cotton Indian Creek at GA HWY 138 E of Stockbridge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Ocmulgee
HUC8 Number03070103
HUC10 NameBig Cotton Indian Creek
HUC10 Number0307010302
HUC12 NameLower Big Cotton Indian Creek
HUC12 Number030701030204
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month6
Collection Year1990
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
CommentsBart states the fish may have originated from a pond culture operation near Big Cotton Creek. Dr. Len Lovshin, Fisheries Dept., stated this species cannot survive cold temperatures, could only survive if near a warmwater refuge like cooling reservoir.
Record TypePersonal communication
DisposalAuburn University ichthyology collection
VerifierHenry Bart, Dept. of Zoology, Auburn University
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size260mm; 395 g


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/26/2021].

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