Specimen Information

Colossoma or Piaractus sp.
Colossoma or Piaractus sp.
(unidentified pacu)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID42347
GroupFishes
GenusColossoma or Piaractus
Speciessp.
Common Nameunidentified pacu
StatePA
CountyNorthampton
LocalityLehigh River near Easton
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLehigh
HUC8 Number02040106
HUC10 NameLower Lehigh River
HUC10 Number0204010608
HUC12 NameLehigh River-Delaware River
HUC12 Number020401060813
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1926
Author:Anonymous
Date:1995
Title:Fisherman pulls piranha from river near Easton.
Publisher:Pocono Record (August 1)
Pages:5
CommentsLeo has documentation; misidentified in article as piranha
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierLeo Nico
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/23/2021].

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