Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID43621
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateTX
CountyBastrop
LocalityLake Bastrop
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Colorado-Cummins
HUC8 Number12090301
Map
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Collection Day30
Collection Month6
Collection Year1987
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. Date approximate (collected in late June or early July).
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierD.L. Pritchard, National Marine Fisheries Service
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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