Specimen Information

Colossoma macropomum
Colossoma macropomum
(tambaqui)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID43203
GroupFishes
GenusColossoma
Speciesmacropomum
Common Nametambaqui
StateTX
CountyJefferson
LocalityBranch Creek, Port Arthur, Texas
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameSabine Lake
HUC8 Number12040201
Map
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Collection Day25
Collection Month5
Collection Year1990
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
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierW.D. Harvey, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size279 mm TL


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