Specimen Information

Metynnis sp.
Metynnis sp.
(metynnis)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID34739
GroupFishes
GenusMetynnis
Speciessp.
Common Namemetynnis
StateKY
CountyJefferson
LocalityLighthouse Lake on Gardiner Lane near Lakeview Condominiums, Louisville
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSilver-Little Kentucky
HUC8 Number05140101
HUC10 NameBear Grass Creek-Ohio River
HUC10 Number0514010109
HUC12 NameSouth Fork Beargrass Creek
HUC12 Number051401010901
Map
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Collection Month6
Collection Year1981
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:494
Author:Anonymous
Date:1981
Title:Piranha caught in Kentucky.
Journal:Pet Business,
Volume:7
Issue:11
Pages:33
CommentsOriginally Metynnis roosevelti (Leo Nico revised to cf. maculatus - spotted metynnis). may be pacu not metynnis (Leo). also see Courier Journal (Louisville) 6/19/81 (published as M. roosevelti - which is not a piranha)
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordnation
DisposalLouisville Zoo aquarium
Museum Cat Numberlost
VerifierDavid Jenkins, Louisville Zoo/ Leo Nico-NFRCG
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size~18 cm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/1/2020].

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