Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID32106
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
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
Collection Day6
Collection Month6
Collection Year1990
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
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
Number Collected1
Size260mm; 395 g


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/14/2024].

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