Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID576357
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateNC
CountyMecklenburg
LocalityLake Wylie, near Buster Boyd Bridge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Catawba
HUC8 Number03050101
HUC10 NameLake Wylie-Catawba River
HUC10 Number0305010115
HUC12 NameMill Creek-Lake Wylie
HUC12 Number030501011505
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month9
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26492
Author:Dyches, C.
Date:2010
Title:Fish with 'human-like' teeth found in Lake Wylie
Publisher:WBTV
CommentsIdentified in article as Colossoma macropomum, but most likely this species
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size19.4 inches


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/8/2019].

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