Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID565114
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateVA
CountyShenandoah
LocalityShenandoah River [=North Fork], in Woodstock
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameNorth Fork Shenandoah
HUC8 Number02070006
Map
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Collection Day27
Collection Month5
Collection Year2012
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26453
Author:Voth, S.
Date:2012
Title:Local woman hooks toothed fish, believed from South America
Publisher:The Northern Virginia Daily
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/16/2021].

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