Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID576368
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
StateNC
CountyGaston
LocalityMountain Island Lake
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameUpper Catawba
HUC8 Number03050101
Map
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Collection Day12
Collection Month6
Collection Year2011
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26494
Author:Anonymous
Date:2011
Title:Man catches piranha-like fish at Mountain Island Lake
Publisher:WBTV
CommentsMost likely this species
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size4.5 lbs


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/19/2019].

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