Specimen Information

Piaractus brachypomus
Piaractus brachypomus
(pirapitinga, red-bellied pacu)

Specimen ID43209
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
Localitya creek adjacent to the All American Rice Growers Canal, 9.7 km south of Dayton, Texas
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Trinity
HUC8 Number12030203
Collection Day17
Collection Month10
Collection Year1990
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:7
Author:Howells, R.G., R.L. Benefield, and J.M. Mambretti.
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
Number Collected4
Size262 mm TL


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/24/2023].

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