Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID565113
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateNY
CountyAlbany
LocalityHudson River, off Watervliet bike path
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Hudson
HUC8 Number02020006
HUC10 NameWynants Kill-Hudson River
HUC10 Number0202000603
HUC12 NameRensselaer Lake-Hudson River
HUC12 Number020200060302
Map
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Collection Day23
Collection Month7
Collection Year2011
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26452
Author:Nearing, B.
Date:2011
Title:'Vegetarian piranha' hooked in Hudson
Publisher:The Times Union
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Number Released1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/1/2021].

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