Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID43301
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
LocalityColorado River, 1.6 km upstream of Bastrop, TX
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Colorado-Cummins
HUC8 Number12090301
HUC10 NamePiney Creek-Colorado River
HUC10 Number1209030102
HUC12 NameBig Sandy Creek-Colorado River
HUC12 Number120903010204
Collection Day26
Collection Month8
Collection Year1991
Year AccuracyPublication Year
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
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierL.T. Fries
Number Collected1
Size360 mm, 978 g

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