Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID33132
GroupFishes
GenusPygocentrus or Serrasalmus
Speciessp.
Common Nameunidentified piranha
StateIA
CountyLinn
LocalityCedar River near Cedar Rapids
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Cedar
HUC8 Number07080205
HUC10 NameBlue Creek-Cedar River
HUC10 Number0708020515
HUC12 NameSilver Creek-Cedar River
HUC12 Number070802051507
Map
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Collection Month8
Collection Year1983
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:501
Author:Anonymous
Date:1983
Title:Iowa fisherman surprised to hook piranha.
Publisher:USA Today - 4 August 1983
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Disposaltropical fish store
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size170 mm


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