Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID33672
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateIL
CountyWilliamson
LocalityLittle Grassy Lake, near girl scout camp (Big Muddy drainage)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBig Muddy
HUC8 Number07140106
HUC10 NameCrab Orchard Creek
HUC10 Number0714010608
HUC12 NameLittle Grassy Creek
HUC12 Number071401060805
Map
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Collection Day15
Collection Month6
Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1358
Author:Burr, B.M., D.J. Eisenhour, K.M. Cook, C.A. Taylor, G.L. Seegert, R.W. Sauer, and E.R. Atwood
Date:1996
Title:Nonnative fishes in Illinois waters: what do the records reveal?
Journal:Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science
Volume:89
Issue:1/2
Pages:73-91
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalSouthern Illinois University-Carbondale
Museum Cat NumberSIUC 19835
VerifierLeo Nico - NFRC-G
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size230 mm SL


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/30/2021].

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