Specimen Information

Pygocentrus nattereri
Pygocentrus nattereri
(red piranha)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID44955
GroupFishes
GenusPygocentrus
Speciesnattereri
Common Namered piranha
StateVA
CountyVirginia Beach
LocalitySub-division borrow pit - Indian Lake, off Ferrell Parkway, Virginia Beach, North Landing River drainage
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameAlbemarle
HUC8 Number03010205
Map
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Collection Day22
Collection Month8
Collection Year1987
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:706
Author:Jenkins, R.E., and N.M. Burkhead.
Date:1994
Title:Freshwater fishes of Virginia.
Publisher:American Fisheries Society
Pages:1079 pp
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierRon Southwick, VDGIF Biologist
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classadult
Size150 mm


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