Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID43121
GroupFishes
GenusColossoma or Piaractus
Speciessp.
Common Nameunidentified pacu
StateTX
CountyCollin
LocalityLake Lavon, northeast of Dallas, East Fork of the Trinity River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameEast Fork Trinity
HUC8 Number12030106
Map
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Collection Day13
Collection Month6
Collection Year1987
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:7
Author:Howells, R.G., R.L. Benefield, and J.M. Mambretti.
Date:1991
Title:Records of pacus (Colossoma spp.) and piranhas (Serrasalmus spp.) in Texas. Management Data Series No. 70
Publisher:Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Fisheries Division
Pages:4 pp
CommentsMay have originated from large number of juvenile (50-80mm) pacus seen in aquarium stores a year and a half earlier. (Same as 1593 - deleted)
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierB. Hysmith, TPWD
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size280 mm; 0.45 kg


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