Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID43201
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateTX
CountyJohnson
LocalityCleburne, Texas, private pond
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMiddle Brazos-Lake Whitney
HUC8 Number12060202
Map
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Collection Day12
Collection Month6
Collection Year1989
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.L. McCabe, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size2.3 kg


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