Specimen Information

Colossoma macropomum
Colossoma macropomum
(tambaqui)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID558353
GroupFishes
GenusColossoma
Speciesmacropomum
Common Nametambaqui
StateNY
CountySchenectady
LocalityMohawk River, Schenectady and Amsterdam area
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMohawk
HUC8 Number02020004
Map
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Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
CommentsGrowth patterns on scales of one fish showed it had survived at least two winters before being caught at 15"
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected~6


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