Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID565091
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateTX
CountyTravis
LocalityColorado River, Town Lake [=Lady Bird Lake], W of IH 35, Austin
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameAustin-Travis Lakes
HUC8 Number12090205
Map
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Collection Day11
Collection Month8
Collection Year1980
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:23830
Author:Texas Natural Science Center, University of Texas at Austin.
Date:2011
Title:Texas Natural History Collections, Texas Natural Science Center, University of Texas at Austin - Ichthyology Collection Database.
Publisher:Texas Natural Science Center, University of Texas at Austin
Reference 2
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
CommentsOriginal collection database remarks: This probably is the specimen reported to have been released in Town Lake by G & D Iaggi of Austin.
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordstate
DisposalTexas Natural History Collections ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberTNHC 11037
VerifierGarrett, G.P., TPWD
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classadult
Sizelarge
Number Preserved1


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