Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID43209
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateTX
CountyLiberty
Localitya creek adjacent to the All American Rice Growers Canal, 9.7 km south of Dayton, Texas
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Trinity
HUC8 Number12030203
Map
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Collection Day17
Collection Month10
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
CommentsAngler reported catching 4 of near equal size in rapid succession. released 3. Gill net and electroshock sampling 1 and 2 weeks later by TPWD found no specimens.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierR.L. Benefield, Texas Parks and Wildlife Departmen
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected4
Size262 mm TL


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