Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID37607
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateNE
CountyDakota
LocalityCrystal Cove, South Sioux City
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBlackbird-Soldier
HUC8 Number10230001
HUC10 NamePigeon Creek-Missouri River
HUC10 Number1023000103
HUC12 NameBacon Creek-Missouri River
HUC12 Number102300010305
Map
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Collection Year1996
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1506
Author:Welsch, R.L.
Date:1996
Title:Something's fish in the cornbelt: Jaws.
Journal:Natural History
Volume:195
Issue:8
Pages:66-67
CommentsSpecimen pictured in photograph in article. Originally identified as a piranha.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierLeo Nico - NBS, Gainesville
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/4/2021].

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