Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID43199
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateTX
CountyBastrop
LocalityColorado River near Bastrop
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Colorado-Cummins
HUC8 Number12090301
Map
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Collection Day16
Collection Month7
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
CommentsNo evidence of successful overwintering or natural reproduction which would suggest established populations.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierR.G. Howells, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size232 mm TL


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