Specimen Information

Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp.
Pygocentrus or Serrasalmus sp.
(unidentified piranha)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID44386
GroupFishes
GenusPygocentrus or Serrasalmus
Speciessp.
Common Nameunidentified piranha
StateUT
CountyWeber
LocalityOgden River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Weber
HUC8 Number16020102
Map
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Collection Month6
Collection Year1985
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:487
Author:Anonymous
Date:1985
Publisher:Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinal 28 June 1985
CommentsUT state wildlife officials blame release on USFWS for cracking down on possession of piranha.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
DisposalUT State Wildlife
VerifierUT state wildlife officials
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size381 mm


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